Sunday, 6 November 2011

New Rhubarb

Saturday saw and end to the milder weather but not the dull and dreary bit. The temperature struggled to reach double figures managing only 10.5°C in the afternoon which is just below average for early November. The clouds didn't lift all day with some light rain in the morning.

As I've been concerned about loosing some of our rhubarb plants on the plot through this dry summer I decided to order a couple of new crowns from Thompson & Morgan. These have already arrived and I’ve potted both crowns of Stockbridge Arrow into a large pot and will keep these in the greenhouse to protect them from the worst of the winter weather.

Both pieces of rhubarb root had some tiny shoots so although they don’t look much now I’m hoping they will produce strong healthy plants for next summer. It will be a couple of years however, before they have any rhubarb ready for pulling.


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