Tag Archives: rhubarb

Where’s the vigour then?

When I bought my pond plant in order to oxygenate the water, I was warned that it might take over and I think it is even banned in Ireland because of this. However, I don’t personally see the threat: True, … Continue reading

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Fields

I decided to take the train to work yesterday and therefore had a pleasant twenty minute walk along the bridleway which runs the length of the estate where I live. As I entered the lane, I noticed a rather curious … Continue reading

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Harvesting what I can

The rhubarb isn’t growing very well this year. I put it down to the crown only being rehomed in its new spot in March, so its roots couldn’t develop in time. Never mind, it is good to have a rest … Continue reading

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Rhubarb and toxicity

Following a discussion on another blog, I decided to look into the toxicity of rhubarb. The upshot was that the stalks not only have less oxalic acid that some other foodstuffs by weight but most people probably get far more … Continue reading

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Lichen or something else?

I hadn’t been totally sure if the daffodils were out early this year or if was my forgetting when the normal time was. But at yesterday’s Old Sleningford Farm workday, everyone confirmed that I hadn’t got muddled. In any case, … Continue reading

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Out of my winter home

In order to build the pond, I needed to move the rhubarb into a container over winter so today the crown finally moved into its new home. I’d prepared the ground at the beginning of last month and was waiting … Continue reading

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A hole and a wall

Suddenly, I feel the pressure is on to get jobs in the garden done. One of these was to use up the rest of the latest bokashi to add fertility to the new rhubarb bed, after it was lifted last … Continue reading

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A lot of wood needed

Reflecting upon the course of action I have planned to get the pond up and running, and seeing how big the rhubarb crown is (it’s nearly a foot deep), I decided another hugel bed had to go. In other words, … Continue reading

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Reconstruction starts

The rhubarb has at last retired for the winter: the final two leaves fell off the crown and have now entered the compost world. This means I have been able to dig out the rhubarb crown and put down some … Continue reading

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Drooping rhubarb

This afternoon, I received an email from Bedford Fields, a forest garden just north of Leeds city centre, about what’s happening there. One thing for sure is that it hasn’t been raining. Funny to think that in all the time … Continue reading

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