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Forcing rhubarb

Forced rhubarb – a spring treat

Though strictly speaking a vegetable, rhubarb is most often used in the manner of fruit, and in that category it is rather useful, providing the first fruit of the year long before the earliest of the summer soft fruit. Rhubarb is easy to grow with few problems. It appreciates a sunny spot with a rich soil for best results, but tolerates shady corners well and is not particularly fussy about conditions. It can be planted and all but forgotten for a few years, although the crown will, at some point, become crowded and benefit from splitting up, replanting the younger parts to replace the old and unproductive. Continue reading