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. On Twitter as @MatronsVeggies

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Rhubarb Crowns

Thanks to my gardening buddy 'Dick' I took posession of some freshly dug rhubarb crowns over the weekend. My friend has a huge supply of rhubarb and I have been waiting to get my hands on his crowns for a while now. Thank you Dick.

January is the ideal time while the plants are dormant, to dig up and divide large plants, taking woody chunks from the main clump, just making sure there are some buds on each one. Due to the warm Winter weather these had started to grow. I have nursed them into their new home with a couple of bags of precious well rotted horse manure.

By the way, no one has put a comment on my blog since I posted a cute picture of a puppy on November 11th... is there anyone out there? Posted by Picasa