Around the garden in 80 days #4

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.

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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11 Responses to Around the garden in 80 days #4

  1. Carol anne says:

    awesome! Enjoy the rhubarb! X

  2. Of all our oddities the Morning Glory could be the oddest. No Blooms all summer – now soaring above the kitchen roof.

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    My garden is confused too! I gave all 3 rhubarb crowns a big dose of manure last winter and for the first time ever had enough to bottle for winter.

  4. gaiainaction says:

    We here had very cold weather right up to beginning of July which is most unusual, then we had a lovely warmer than usual summer, and it is still quite warm for the time of the year, very mild and no wind which again is most unusual. Our maple tree is still green, usually it turns beautiful red already in September… should I go on 🙂 Gosh but we sure have enjoyed this past long summer Helen!

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