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Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Hearty Rhubarb Patch

Rhubarb Patch
Rhubarb Patch3We probably started this rhubarb patch some 15 -  20 years ago. We found it growing in a back area of our property buried by weeds (probably planted by the previous home owner and forgotten about). We decided to dig it up and move it closer to the house to make it easier to manage and harvest with absolutely no idea of what we would do with the harvest. As we dug it up we split the plants and as you can see in my photos the patch produces a sizeable quantity that we're able to share with a couple of regulars who enjoy using the rhubarb as much as I do in different recipes. For more information on growing rhubarb visit the The Rhubarb Compendium where they also provide lots of rhubarb recipes for you to peruse. A fence around your rhubarb patch is not necessary unless you have a dirt digger dog like mine or a male dog who lifts his leg. Tuxedo my cat uses this loose soil as his private toilet as he does every other flower or vegetable bed I cultivate. It’s a very small price to pay for vermin control! As soon as the weather permits I’ll be emptying the results from my last year composting and spreading it through the soil around the rhubarb plants.

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