On my way to work on Monday, a house I passed was giving away rhubarb for free. As a rhubarb-loving man currently devoid of a rhubarb patch, this was a very bright start to my week.
Rhubarb is a very valuable and delicious crop, so to be giving stalks of it away for free means you must be swimming in the stuff.
It seems odd to be considering gluts bang in the middle of the hungry gap, but then again, gluts need thinking about early if we’re going to be ready to deal with them effectively.
The endless courgettes will be upon us in the blink of an eye, so here are 6 things to do with your gluts, and remember, try to avoid on the fly glutting if you can!
I’ve posted several times excusing the relative inactivity on the blog recently, blaming factors including our relocation to Somerset and fatherhood. However, I can now reveal the main reason:
Vegetable Growing – A Money Saving Guide, by me, Jono Stevens, in shops May 4th or available to pre-order on Amazon now.
I’ve uploaded the introduction to give you an idea of what’s in the book, and should your interest be sufficiently spiked, you can download it by clicking here.
I miss rhubarb. Setting up a new veg patch as I am, I’m following common advice and not picking my first year crowns until they are into their second Spring.
Rhubarb is one of my favourite harvests, and everywhere I turn, the lack of rhubarb is paining me. Little reminders that everyone else is revelling in their new stems.