Great bedfellows… rhubarb and manure.
I was in two minds as to what to do with the rhubarb plants in my old allotment. I needed to move them to my new plot and wondered should I use the traditional method of dividing the plants OR dig up as much of each plant as possible to transplant? Because I want to get a harvest this year I decided to go with the latter. Dividing the rhubarb would have meant no pulling of stems till next year because the new plants need time to get established. Anyway, they are in their new bed now with plenty of manure to keep them company.
Other news on the plot is that the shallots are looking very healthy and the onions, while not as showy, are doing well in the company of a surprising amount of weeds.
Weeds & onions.
A splash of colour.
Time to go home.
First, I envy you your rhubarb. Second, thank you for the view of the landscape. How lovely to lift your head and look out over that when your back grows tired.
Can’t wait to pick some rhubarb!
Beautiful, vibrant shots! Great closing pic!
Good to hear more news of the lottie. Your shallots look good – we planted ours outside in October and they seem to be sulking. Back to planting in cells next time!
Maybe they will perk up in the next couple of weeks!
It’s a pity we don’t get rhubarb in Mumbai. But then again perhaps I should check in at the new organic veggie supplier. I may just get lucky. Lovely pictures too 🙂
I hope to have an abundance of rhubarb this year. Maybe I could start exporting to India!
🙂 … I’ll be first in line to buy some
I would have done the same as you with the rhubarb. The shallots look great and such a great shot of them too!
Thanks for the reinforcement Karen! And my shallots are flattered!