Are you confused by the seasons because I certainly am? The garden is winding down but one of the rhubarb crowns seems still to be going strong.
The rhubarb shown in the pot by the pond was a baby I was given in the spring of 2020. At first, this spring I wondered if it was actually going to get going at all. The compost in the pot was a bit tired, so I added horse manure, which may have initially set it back. However, in comparison with the one in the ground, it looks like a winner now.
By all accounts, it’s no surprise that the mature plant by the raised bed is closing shop for the winter. It does this a bit later normally but with so much vegetation blocking the light, it did struggle somewhat once the nearby apple tree and raspberry canes came into leaf.
So, it looks like the older crown may need to be moved at some point. Before then, though, I want to put the new crown in the ground. The spot has been identified and now it is just a case of waiting till the raised bed has been moved. I need to be sure the crown will have enough room to grow.