23 April 2011


I'm feeling ecstatic about the Rhubarb. Send kiddo out there with a ruler the other day; have read that you can start harvesting stems when they get to be eight or ten inches long. I was amazed when she reported (in excited shouts- "guess how long this one is!") that even the smaller plant had ten-inch stems. The bigger plants have quite a few that are twelve, thirteen, fourteen inches. I am restraining myself a week or two more to see if we get Strawberries to go along with the Rhubarb, but already tasting pie in my mind....

Have been cutting off the flower stalks, which are still determined to shoot up. In case you're wondering what Rhubarb flor looks like, here's one just thrown on the compost pile.

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