Spring: Forcing Rhubarb in the Front Garden

Over the last few weeks we have been forcing rhubarb under a pot in the front garden. The pot has slowly been rising up, even though it has two large stone rocks on it. We took a look to see what was going on and found this:

The results of forcing rhubarb.

The pinkest, more luminous rhubarb we have ever grown. We'll never compare to the rhubarb growing sheds down the road in the rhubarb triangle, they produce a pink that would make the most chiseled person blush. So, we decided to produce a meal that would celebrate this wonderful, often maligned plant. It started with Bombay chicken with a rhubarb chutney:

Bombay chicken with rhubarb chutney.

With nigella breads.

Nigella bread is easy to whip up.

Followed by a rhubarb Eton Mess. 

Rhubarb eton mess.

Rhubarb eton mess.

The crown has now been uncovered to recover. We won't harvest anymore off it this year. Remember that rhubarb is not just an edible but a great foliage plant for difficult areas in the garden but the bonus is that you can do so much with it from food to drink.


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