It’s seventeen degrees out there and sunny, so I’ve been doing a bit of spontaneous gardening. The weeds have been rampant over the winter but many handfuls have now gone in the municipal green waste bin. However, while this job was in itself quite satisfying, nothing could beat seeing how much the rhubarb has come on – and so quickly!
I bought the rhubarb in the spring of 2010 when it was a small crown. As recommended, I took no stalks from it that year and only a few the year after. Then in the autumn of 2011, I moved the crown from a pot to its current position near the apple tree at the back of the garden. I wasn’t sure how much that would affect production but the rhubarb did seem to be okay. The stalks were really quite small, though, and we did not get any substantial dishes from it!
I was therefore totally amazed this afternoon to see the following:
Yes, we can have stuff that looks like it could have been bought….. I am finding it difficult to get my head round the fact that the results of growing your own food can be on a par with anything professionally cultivated. But there you go 🙂
Although most of the weeds have now gone, I do like the yellow dandelions, especially here, as a contrast to the purple primroses. The flowers will have to go before they turn into clocks but I will let them be for tonight.