Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Rhubarb

Lots of lovely pictures of spring flowers have been posted but I think the pretty pink of these rhubarb stalks are the best thing so far this year. You may find me sat next to the fruit bed drooling on a daily basis for the next few weeks. Can't wait.  Even considered buying some forced rhubarb till I saw the price in the shops and decided I can wait.






I was carefully looking at the fruit tress last week as they are budding up now. I found three dead leave wrapped round some branches when I pulled them off there were lots of insect eggs nestled inside. No  idea what they were. So my husband took advantage of a sunny calm period to spray them with a winter wash.

We invested a lot in fruit last year and really looking forward to this year's crops.

I have been up and down the fruit bed weeding all week , in small doses when the sun has been out, as they are narrow and I can reach easily from the grass path. Just the blueberry and blackberry section to go. I am being careful as I do not need another bad back!


 The soil is slightly too wet yet for lots of work to take place but we had a go at the docks and thistles in the main veg bed. Three wheelbarrows loads went up to the bonfire ready for a suitable wind direction. Our nieghbours are not very careful but we wait so as not to smoke anyone out.

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  1. That reminds me I must pop down and look under the big pot I plopped over the top of a rhubarb crown...I might be lucky and very selfish and scoff the lot

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  2. We planted lots of rhubarb last year and it produced loads. However we didn't realise you're not meant to pick it in its first year. Unfortunately by doing so I've killed it and have just set 2 new plants. Never mind, we enjoyed some lovely crumbles! !

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    1. It may reappear late they are pretty indestructible.

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  4. I think I've lost my Rhubarb...no sign of it returning! :0(

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    1. Early yet! The second plant has hardly broken the surface.

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