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Rhubarb and the frost

Post by Deryn on Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:01 pm

I assume that when we get the freeze they are predicting I will need to cover my rhubarb. Does any one have any suggestions on what to use? Could I just heap on loads of manure and cover it right up or will that kill it?

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Post by wayland on Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:34 pm

I have found Rhubarb as tough as old boots and have never found the need to give them any protection. Even living in freezing East Anglia with temps down to -10. An old boy who had an allotment in our village would always dig up his Rhubarb every winter, and leave them on the surface so as to kill grubs etc that may over winter in the roots. I have one plant with a dustbin over it to force new blanched growth. The growth under this bin is far advanced from the others but I am not expecting problems with it and will not give it any more protection .
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Post by Deryn on Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:02 pm

Thank you for info. I too have known people leave them out in frost but as they have put on some good green growth wasn't sure if it would be burnt back by hard frost. Will leave well alone.

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Post by Deryn on Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:20 pm

Rhubarb looking like a good crop.Thanks for the advice Wayland. Its survived and thriving.

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Post by wayland on Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:32 am

I made our first Crumble yesterday. Delicious Very Happy
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Post by Deryn on Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:38 pm

We had our first crumble tonight. The first always taste the best.

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Post by wayland on Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:53 am

We have been selling Rhubarb at the mart over the past few weeks. Its good to see some fresh veg being brought in after a long hungry gap.
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