Monday, 4 March 2013

Planting rhubarb

rhubarb shoots Mar 13

One of our neighbouring allotment holders is moving so he dug up a load of rhubarb roots yesterday and gave them to us. They were quite a size but I dug up part of the allotment we planned to use for rhubarb and horseradish and planted the roots. This is an area we are not too worried about losing to crop rotation. Rhubarb and horseradish will just keep growing. I have more roots to plant I bought from a nursery recently.

Sadly, I think rhubarb is underrated in the UK. I love it and it makes great jam, though it needs something high in pectin adding to it to set it.

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