At last Spring has sprung down on the allotment! This past Winter has been the longest I can remember. Just in the last couple of days we have had some sunny and warm-ish days and the plants have responded quickly. I pulled my first few stalks of Rhubarb this afternoon.
The length of the stalks or the height of this Rhubarb has almost doubled in a week. Everything is springing up with a vengeance.
The first pickings of Rhubarb in the Spring are absolutely fantastic. Not a hint of stringyness, very tender, much less acidic than later pickings, and a bit sweeter. Just cleaned and chopped up then a sprinkling of sugar and into the microwave for about 5 minutes.