Down on the Allotment

What's happening down on the allotment? An intimate account of a passionate veggie grower.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Dividing Rhubarb

This is the time of year when you can divide your rhubarb crowns. It is a good thing to do to your rhubarb anyway about every 5 years or so. The crowns can get a bit overcrowded and lacking in vigour. Just dig up the dormant crowns at this time of year and slice them into pieces of about 4 or 5" across, making sure you have a bud at the top of each. Re-plant these crowns with plenty of well rotted manure. Most people put manure on their rhubarb, I do not.... I prefer custard!

Many thanks to Scarecrow who emailed me last week to let me know that my veggie blog was included in a 'Top of the Blogs' feature in The Grauniad last week. Thanks must also go to my blog readers who inspire me every day. When I started this blog I really didn't think I had much to say!!


At 8:07 PM, Blogger threadspider said...

Darn it, I just put manure on my rhubarb! Must try that custard idea : )
Congrats on your mention in the Guardian. Praise indeed.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Wild Mood Swings said...

Don't blame me........ well done you

At 9:16 PM, Blogger HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

You can't have a garden or allotment without rhubarb, I love the stuff, although I am not very inventive with it, I just make the obligatory crumble, and like you I prefer custard on mine too!

At 4:43 AM, Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

Ohhh... so maybe a good time to MOVE it too! It needs its own space I think. I'm in more sunny California at the moment, but the travel time gave me more time with Grow Your Own and garden planning.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger clairesgarden said...

thats the sort of thing that puts you off eating stuff straight out of the garden.
I've just got a mushroom kit, I'm following instructions too, it said to keep it at 24 C till the spawn showed, then to keep it at 16 C. I live in a flat so its a tthe bottome of the stairs where there is no heater but its still inside the house. I'm still waiting for mushrooms but its only been 4 weeks.


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