I love it when a plan comes together and when that plan involves free plants! A plot on our site has the best (and longest) row of rhubarb which always produces hundreds of delicious stalks, it just so happens that the owner recently lifted the crowns and split them all up leaving a pile of them near the gate for people to help themselves too… it was my lucky day! I’ve been planning my allotment all Winter and gave a designated space to grow rhubarb, 3 to be exact, so that’s how many crowns I helped myself too (I didn’t want to be greedy after all!)
Both me, my partner and my Dad love rhubarb and even though my Dad has 5 crowns growing already this simply wasn’t enough (okay maybe I am greedy!) The fact is I would love to make more things with rhubarb except from rhubarb crumble and rhubarb cake. I plan on making wine, jam and cordials too which of course calls for lots of rhubarb… Did I mention that I love rhubarb?!
I safely buried the three crowns into a spare patch of soil until I get the new rhubarb area ready, which I’m hoping to do tomorrow if the weather is kind to me. Then the plan is to let them settle in for a year before harvesting from them and then I will be using a rhubarb forcer on one crown, changing it to another for the next year and so on. Fingers crossed for lots of rhubarb in the near future!