Rhubarb crumble…

Remember Kate’s rhubarb? We got our first stalks today….we can’t agree on what to make but is looking like crumble as the in house chef is that way inclined….

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there’s plenty left in the forcer and Kate is not back from her holidays for another two weeks so I might get my tart or ice cream even…

Salaams y hasta la vista,

 

Ines

 

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Asparagus and rhubarb…

yesterday on the plot it was the turn of two perennials :asparagus and rhubarb…dd15 and I planted all eight asparagus crowns after a demo from a dear allotment neighbour who has a very large, well established asparagus bed…originally I was going to follow this expert’s advice but as Sharon offered to help we went for ‘her way’…pretty much the same but our way we did less digging….still ended up with mounds to sit the crowns on with the roots draping down all around, we then covered with compost…as growths start to show we will cover up with fine soil….and just keep building it up….not as complicated as anticipated…and now to wait three years before harvesting…that’s the deal with asparagus; the first year you harvest none, the second just a few and after the third year they are all ours insh’Allah….

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you can hardly see the tip of the rhubarb but it is there….the variety is Suttons Seedless…I’m not sure if I will be harvesting any this coming season….I will ask around and do some reading/youtubing….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

Kate’s rhubarb …

Kate, my allotment neighbour, is off to Guatemala tomorrow and has asked me to keep an eye on her rhubarb…she is going to be away for over three weeks and she does not want it to go to waste…I’ve told her I’ve never grown it but she says it’s dead simple….so all I have to do is watch it grow and when it has reached the top of the pot , cut it, cook it and eat it…can’t be that hard 😉

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I love the forcer…I might buy myself one depending on how much we like rhubarb after tasting kate’s one….apparently forced rhubarb tastes much sweeter and also you get two crops a year…

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Thy look tiny to me but apparently it is all going to happen in the next couple of weeks…what do I know?….I’ll be checking on them next Sunday and reporting back here…watch this space….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines