Round the garden in 80 days #47

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.

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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8 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #47

  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I must plant some rhubarb, hope yours does well.

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    My rhubarb has already had 2 goes at growing this winter because it has been so mild. Each time it has been hit by a frost. I just hope it has the energy to try again when proper spring comes!

  3. I can’t imagine not putting used compost in the ground. I’ve certainly had problems with vine weevils in pots before and they do also thrive in the ground but they don’t do so much damage – so far anyway! Good luck with the rhubarb

  4. gaiainaction says:

    All sounding very good Helen, can’t wait to get going again in the garden too. Wish you success with your rhubarb.

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