First harvest of the year – rhubarb

I’ve munched on some lovage leaves and chives this year, but this is the first substantial harvest. Not really a surprise, is it? Rhubarb is one of those plants that most allotments have because it’s easy to grow and comes up early.

In November 2009 I split off three segments from one of the crowns. Replanted the crown where it came from, and planted the 3 new ones in my new rhubarb bed. These are coming through well and so 2011 will be a bumper rhubarb year. Not sure if that’s a good thing…

Had a bit of a miscommunication with kidlet. I had said that I would do rhubarb crumble, but we’re going on holiday this morning and so didn’t have time to make the crumble (which she loves). Instead I offered stewed rhubarb, and she declined. After a bit of back-and-forth, we realised that kidlet thought stewed rhubarb was like a meat stew, with onions and carrots. Not so! This one comes with ice-cream!

So what a great start to a holiday. Eating the first harvest, and rhubarb and ice-cream for breakfast.

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