10 July 2008

Rhubarb explosion

The tyre garden for asparagus and rhubarb was a bit of an experiment born out of necessity. It seems to be working OK, though. Here was one of the brand-new rhubarb plants back on May 4th:

Rhubarb shoots

And here is how it looks at the moment:

Rhubarb thriving

I know you're not supposed to pick rhubarb in its first year, but, by gum, it's tempting!

5 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, looks like it's VERY happy there! I'm itching to pick rhubarb too, but have to wait because I divided the crowns this spring.

ChrisND said...

Looks like the rhubarb is working out...I had to get some rhubarb plants this year. We dug some from another garden and I was told it's pretty hard to get it to not grow.

Can't wait 'til I can actually use it though -- just like a new raspberry plant, requires so much patience!

Nancy J. Bond said...

Wow! What a crop. :) I'm not sure I'd be able to resist cutting enough for a rhubarb crisp.

Barbee' said...

I don't know. I think I would let it be this year, and wait until next year. You will be glad you did when you see how well it does next spring. It is tempting though, I know. Mmmm, I can just smell it cooking!

Amanda said...

OK Barbee, I promise on my gardener's honour that I won't touch it this year. I'll have to make do with giving it admiring glances every so often!