Sunday, 18 March 2012

273: Rhubarb Rhubarb

Firstly, specially for Dom at Belleau kitchen. Here's my daffodils. Now, I'm not trying to make this into any kind of daffodil off here. Dom's are the clear winners. I just thought I'd take the opportunity to show them.

This is the first time I've planted daffs and they've duly appeared. So, this must count as a good result. Sadly some careless reversing seems to have done for the poor little fella bottom left.

This may, I confess have been me.

Onwards, forwards, backwards to something vaguely cooking and gardening related. I promised in my new year's blog-isutions to cook my deserts. Thus far I far failed to do so, and I was rightly upbraided on this by the lovely - and quite correct - Choclette. And, all I can do is promise to do better. The that end, last year I planted some Rhubarb. Through the summer it looked like a good strong plant; but over winter it disappeared to nothing and I thought I'd blown it. However, it's reappeared. Super yay!

Given it's year two for this plant I believe I'm allowed to reap the (currently meagre, but improving) harvest. I'm very much looking forward to doing this. The first thing I shall be cooking will be a rhubarb crumble. Which is as unimaginative as it is delicious. I cannot wait. Thence forwards to delights I have not yet thought through, but I also have the buds on my apple tree and raspberry plants sprouting all over the place.

1 comment:

  1. Spring - hooray! Just make sure that you always leave plenty still on the rhubarb. If you overpick it, no matter how young or old, it won't have enough nutrition to put back into the roots and it will give up. My rhubarb is not yet as advanced as yours. I am looking forward to the first harvest very much. Rhubarb crumble, definitely.


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