Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a Hampshire garden. I've been growing veggies since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Some traditional varieties and old favourites as well as new ideas. I share my garden with my allotment assistant Daisy the Labrador.

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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