Rhubarb in curry and a new pot

My take-home this time after a weekend with my parents was an exceedingly large pot for the garden. There isn’t currently a proper resting place for it, so it’s had to go next to the newest apple tree but I think it will be a good spot over the summer.

I’d been wondering how I was going to get all four of the tomato plants out before it was too late but now I have a partial solution: make a second mini hugel bed in the new pot. After all, it’s not as though there is a lack of woody material to fill it up with.

There won’t be any bokashi solids this time, even if I go like the clappers and eat rhubarb till it comes out my ears (rhubarb leaves are an excellent way of filling up the bokashi bin). However, I do have a voucher for £5 off at a garden centre, so I will get a bag of compost to supplement my own filling.

Anyway, we have found a new way to indulge in rhubarb. Tonight’s fare was a curry with the aforementioned, plus lentils and potato. It did taste a little tart to me but my daughter declared it to be peculiarly sweet. Which gives me some leverage when it comes to persuading her to eat it in crumble.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to Rhubarb in curry and a new pot

  1. I am making rhubarb jam today. Yum!

  2. I’ve never had much success growing rhubarb! Your garden is looking great ..

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