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August 08, 2011

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another outspoken female

Yes please :)

Denise | Chez Danisse

It is miraculous. Enjoy.

Ladomestique

Mother nature is truly amazing. I've learned so much from my garden, and it continually surprises me.

alison

it simply seems so amazing to me that you have rhubarb happening already, but this is just another phase of my education regarding your climate, which is so precisely the opposite of ours. i look forward to paying even closer attention to this as your warmer unfurls itself. i love the division of longstanding rhubarb...that you are doing this signifies the further establishment of your gardenspace...and it is wonderful how you describe the foot and shovel...it is just so. five years ago we moved the old green rhubarb plant, dividing it into about ten crowns. it's been in a spot outside the new garden, all of it getting bigger and bigger; we've even given some of it away to a neighbor who's been longing for old-fashioned green rhubarb. this september we will move it again...this time transplanting and dividing again, up into the new garden to their permanent spot on a sunny bank. time for rhubarb soda!

Georgia

Homegrown rhubarb, you lucky thing! My mind has already jumped ahead to crumbles and hazlenut rhubarb cakes and other wonderful rhubarby things. Enjoy!

Figs, Bay & Wine

Wonderful. But what resolve and confidence that first downward thrust must take. I love hearing about your garden. And I am so dejected that our rhubarb is over. I could live on the stuff.

the good soup

I could live on rhubarb too, but my first season of rhubarb in my new garden (last winter) was a bit of a fizzle. I can only imagine what it feels like to divide the crowns. It rained too much, and maybe I had too much nitrogen in my soil from an over-enthusiastic manuring... my rhubarb rotted in the middle. Rotten red rhubarb. a very sad thing. I must get back on the rhubarb this end of winter before it's too late for the crowns.

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