We have kept pulling a few sticks of rhubarb regularly for a few weeks now. So far the harvests have come from our early cropping varieties - Timperley Early and an unknown variety.
Last week we pulled the first sticks of a later variety - Crimson Grooveless. As its name suggests, this variety produces much redder stems.
The red sticks also retain their colour after cooking.
Compare the colour of stewed Crimson Grooveless above with that of stewed Timperley Early below.
I have intended growing pea shoot for a while now and eventually got round to it this year. The first lot of seeds sown were transported away by what I suspect were mice, so a defence strategy was required when I resowed some seeds.
A propagator lid was placed on top of the small troughs in which the peas were sown. Then as an extra level of security, just in case the mice could nudge the lid aside, a heavy object- in mouse terms - was placed on top.