15 March 2009
It's almost reaching the top of the pot so I'm going to have to pick it at some point in the next few days. The colour is amazing - compare it with the colour of the unforced rhubarb to the left. It's growing at great speed as well, it's at least 10cm longer than last week.
Back to the digging
Plot no 2 being a long way behind 'schedule' the whole family spent a couple of hours 'digging' on Saturday. OK the children mainly dug holes, filled them with water and then connected them, whilst getting completely filthy. All of which would have been fine apart from the washing machine broke down with their clothes inside still. Mrs D helpfully dug up some weeds whilst I dug over as much as possible before the children got bored.
So on Sunday I returned to finish the digging, seeing this as a better alternative to watching the England v France game. Upsetting as it turned out to miss the game, the plot is looking a lot better for my efforts.
This is the newly enlarged fruit bed with the strawberries in the foreground (which you can't really see!), having the luxury of the same amount of space as one apple tree, 4 large blackcurrant bushes, a patch of summer raspberries, one gooseberry bush and the sprawling mass of rhubarb. Hopefully they will appreciate the space.
Posted by RobD at 9:31 pm