This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Goodbye Rhubarb

The last of the rhubarb pickings. I've left a few stems on the plant as I've always read not to deplete the plant fully. This Autumn I'll have to divide the plant as it is quite big and hasn't been divided (probably in ten years). 

Below is a photo of one of the numerous rhubarb crumbles I've made. This one had pear in it as well. My favourite way of eating rhubarb is stewed and served warm over ice cream. Rhubarb  sliced and cooked on puff pastry - is also really delicious. I had hoped to freeze some rhubarb but I've eaten it all!
So now it's goodbye to rhubarb until next year! 

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  1. Yum! I love rhubarb! Unfortunately it doesn't grow in my area. Enjoy your last harvest until next year!

  2. I've only planted mine out this year, and though it's grown well, I haven't taken any stems as I didn't want to weaken the plant. I'm looking forward to next year though when I should get my first harvest.

  3. Lol i think I'm the only one that hates rhubarb. I never plant it and don't like eating it. :)

  4. Leanan, I am with you! But for those who love it, I know it is a treat. Kelli certainly had a nice crop and that crumble does look very tasty!

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    1. I didn't get freezing any as I've ended up eating the bulk of the rhubarb. I'm planning on getting another plant and will then be able to freeze some in future.