Rhubarb

We know many of you are keen on gardening, so here's your latest plot: dug over, weed free and ready to sow the seeds of new ideas...

 
 
 

Page :  1
avatar
Red Poppies

Rhubarb

I now have a lovely big rhubarb plant, our first one didn't survive this spring.
So, can I still take some to make a crumble or are you not meant to take any stalks after a certain time of year? I would only need one or two.
Thanks

avatar
sam from worthing

Rhubarb

YOur not meant to eat the first years crop of rhubarb.

tempting as it may seem.

when i planted mine, i left the plant to "wither" and go yellow, then pull the leaves and composted, via our garden re-cycle bon my council do.

then for me, the second year when it started sprouting (about march time in south of england)i made hubby make a square box out of old wood we had to frame the growing rhubarb - to keep the stalks dark is what makes it pinker and straighter.....not necessary though, and the more you pull the more the plant creates more stalks.

If your plant should develop what looks like a flower head - chop that off - you do not want it to go to seed - and if water gets into the hollow tube it can rot the plant from the root out...so pull it as soon as you think the end growth is a flower head - looks like a scrunched up cabbage type thing. the pointy cabbage - can;t remember the name of off top of head.

avatar
Red Poppies

Rhubarb

Thanks Sam, it looks like I'm going to have to wait.

avatar
Sue G

Rhubarb

Thanks Sam & red poppies for asking,

rhubarb is on my list of plants to buy if we get the house we are after.

Have made a note of your information & will have to wait for the second year.

 
Page :  1

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com

 

 




NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com