Another small job was ticked off the list this lunchtime: the new rhubarb crown moved from its pot to a place in the ground.
The crown reminded me of an octopus in shape, though I doubt it is quite as clever. Hopefully, it will enjoy the space to grow between the blackcurrant bush and the hazel tree, especially as I gave it a good dollop of compost from the finishing off bin.
As I was removing compost from the pot it had been in, recycling it onto the vegetable bed by the back door, I remembered having read to throw away used compost. At the time of reading this advice, I’d immediately thought it was such a shame to waste organic matter. However, today it occurred to me that the advice may have been given to avoid vine weevils contaminating the ground.
Now, I doubt there are any such pests in the compost I recycled today. And I don’t think they thrive in open ground, so as far as I am concerned, all is good. In fact, the contents of smaller pots go in the compost bin and I’m sure the Green Johanna will deal with them, should there ever been any in these pots.