Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Today's gardening moment...

I cover with my two rhubarb beds a few inches of leaf mold in the fall. I cut the foliage after a killing frost and compost it. If you want more tender rhubarb, don't let it go to seed, which can be a daily challenge in the spring; the seed stems seem to appear from no where. Just cut them off as low as possible, otherwise they will put out side shoots that will flower.

On Saturday, there weren't any seed heads on the rhubarb. On Sunday, there were about 10! Last night, I found another 2! It is a daily task this time of the year. On Saturday, I didn't break one off low enough; sure enough, last night it had sent up shoots that were forming seed pods.

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