At first I thought that I couldn't possibly bore you by writing about rhubarb again. Then I reconsidered as we aren't harvesting much else at the moment and you can always kill the page.
So at the risk of becoming boring here is our latest rhubarb harvest.
It isn't all destined to be eaten this week, after all that would be asking for trouble, most will be stewed and frozen.
For those of you that have read previous posts - can you guess which variety this is? A clue is that it is a variety that we have picked earlier.
We do have lots of rhubarb some varieties not yet harvested so be prepared to be bored again. The two photos below are different clumps,
If you look closely at the photo above on the right you may be able to tell that the two varieties of rhubarb have different leaf shapes. Here's a closer look.
On the right Grooveless Crimson has smoother edged leaves which are narrower than Timperley Early on the left.
Our other main harvest was purely decorative. Last year we grew Sweet Rocket for the first time. It was a purple variety.
This year I thought I'd like a mix of colours so bought a mixed packet and ended up with this.
The photo is a bit deceptive as the flowers are mostly white. Maybe I need to buy a packet of each colour next year. Does anyone know how long the seed stays viable and whether seed collected from the flowers comes true to the colour of the parent plant?
The flowers don't last long when cut - although maybe I should cut them when the flowers are mostly in bud - but their perfume can rival most other cut flowers. It seems at its most intense in the evening.
We have also harvested peas shoots and salad leaves but these are just picked and eaten straight away so no photos,