My rhubarb bed has come to life! I love my rhubarb for the reasons we all love rhubarb, but I love it even more because there are family "heirloom" rhubarb plants in this bed!
Every year at or near this time, I post the traditional photo of the first rhubarb growth! It's always exciting to see the first greenery appear and as in years past, the first plants to emerge from winter hibernation are the rhubarb.
Holy cow, some of the leaves are approaching three feet wide! The stalks are two feet in length and a delicious shade of red.
My uncle Ray Wolf, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, recently sent me some rhubarb starts from Grandma's garden! Grandma Wolf sure loved her rhubarb and after she passed away a couple of years ago, her rhubarb plants have continued to thrive.
Oh, I LOVE it when I see my rhubarb start poking up! Here, you can see the rhubarb coming up in four separate spots in this photo, and this is one of three plants I have. Oh, I'm getting excited now!!!
The rhubarb are coming in strong! These are some of the six that I put in last fall. Several people shared rhubarb root with me, which I then divided, planted and shared with others what I could not use. I see pie and jam in my future!
Getting the main rhubarb and asparagus garden weeded and fertilized. Started this before I got sick and puttered around out there for a while today, but couldn’t handle it much with this horrible cold.
My Grandmother Wolf just loved her rhubarb out in the Idaho Falls, Idaho area. Even in her advanced years, she would go out every day and tend to her rhubarb plants. I, too, have fallen in love with rhubarb. Today was our first harvest!
This is the beginning of the 2013 garden! A friend, David Hyres, graciously provided me with some rhubarb plants. Here, I transplant them into the ground using the following method: