Monday 9th June 2014 – Rhubarb, rhubarb.

Another busy day on my plot today. The sun is still shining and it’s very warm and humid. Which I don’t mind, it’s much better than it pouring with rain. So firstly I started with the Rhubarb bed. I’d started to weed this on Friday, but not got very far. So today I continued with this task, hoping to finish, which I’m pleased to say I did. Once all the grass and weeds were cleared, then I covered it with a good layer of manure. Rhubarb loves manure, as they are very hungry plants, so a good layer of poo makes them very happy. I’ve got a few spaces, so I’ll have to get hold of some more Rhubarb crowns to fill in the gaps with. I then had some lunch, and then picked some Strawberries. Wow they do love a bit of sun don’t they! They’ve gone made, and I managed to harvest loads. Enough for at least 2 days worth of puddings for us, if not 3!! There are loads that’ll be ready in a few days, and loads of flowers to, so hopefully I’ll be able to make some jam this year. Then it was off to Homebase to get some more bamboo canes for my Tomatoes at home. But that’s a job for tomorrow as I’ll have to start dinner now for my hungry children and husband, and myself of course. I’ll let you know how the Strawberries taste tomorrow.

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3 Responses to Monday 9th June 2014 – Rhubarb, rhubarb.

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely post Claire thanks for sharing have a blessed evening

  2. Philip brooker says:

    I have had great sucsess with my rhubarb but it looks a little sad now…Do I leave it till next year or will it grow again this year?

    • Give it a good water and feed, and if you have some manure give it a load of that. Leave it for about 4-6 weeks and it should come back really well. It’s a thirsty vegetable, so make sure every time you water it (at least once a week), feed it as well. I recommend Seaweed Fertiliser.

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