Tuesday, March 21

Garden greenhouse update - a summary




Footnote
In the comments on yesterday's post quite a few people expressed surprise that we were picking rhubarb so early and asked what the secret was.

No secret - as with many other plants there are early and late varieties of rhubarb. The clump that we are picking at the moment is an early variety. Martyn has posted about our rhubarb on his post today on this page.

20 comments:

  1. Your plot is already filling up nicely. My Rhubarb must be a late variety, because its leaves are only a few inches tall still. Or maybe it's in a position that is really too shady...

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    1. Once the rhubarb gets going it's surprising how quickly it matures, Mark

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    1. and all set to become far more exciting, Jessica

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  3. You must have been a Girl Guide ~ you are already prepared!

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    1. No but I was an honorary member of the Boys Brigade, Deborah

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  4. It all looks so orderly and well organised Sue! Intrigued by your black raspberry!!

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    1. I'm intrigued by it too, Jane but we're not expecting any fruit this year.

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  5. I have many of the same things under the grow lights right now - which always surprises me. I do have a question - I notice that you grow your onions from bulbs...is this for ease of transplanting or is there some other reason?

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    1. It's just something we have always grown this way, Margaret. We have problems growing spring onions from seed and so think this is safer for us.

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  6. You certainly have plenty going on, I will be this organised one day!!

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    1. This year we seem to have managed to keep on top of things so far this year, Tanya.

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  7. The second day of March was obviously a busy one Sue. It must be useful to have a photographic record such as above. Thanks for the explanation regarding early and late rhubarb, something that I was unaware of. I inherited the plant at my plot.

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    1. We filmed all the planting too, Anna :-) I think lots of people don't realise that there are so many varieties of rhubarb.

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  8. You have been busy, very impressive.

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    1. That's just the start isn't it, Brian?

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  9. Isn't it fantastic when those first seedling emerge? My leeks haven't come up yet but some of the flower seedlings have.xxx

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  10. That's very good outcome from your allotment! Busy time of the year I guess!

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    1. Getting busier all the time, Malar

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