Friday, March 15, 2013

Forcing Earlier Rhubarb Harvests

~ forcing rhubarb ~
 A few weeks ago in February, I uncovered my rhubarb & saw that it was starting to send up leaf buds. I cleared the compost from around each of the crowns & put a 5 gallon bucket over one (see right) & then a large pot on the other one a week or 2 later (see below).

~ early harvest time close now!~
Now in the middle of March, you can see that they are sending up very tall stalks that are searching for sunlight (not that we are getting much around here with all this rain!)

I'll be harvesting rhubarb by the end of the month!

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