Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Roooooo-barb!

We gots it! Yey!

Normally I wouldn't get so excited about a sink full of freshly cut rhubarb, but the fact that it came from our own garden gets me all jiggly happy!

Last July, shortly after we moved here, Vegas ran over the patch with the lawn tractor so forget that crop (thanks, dear husband) - LOL! This year he was warned to stay well away from the only edible thing growing on this land, and if I saw the dogs take a pee on my precious little crop I would cut off their wieners.

It worked!

The rhubarb grew like a charm, only needing an occasional weeding and voilà: a feast for slugs!

*those damn pests, grrrr*

So today I had to go cut the biggest stalks or we would lose everything: the big green leaves look like swiss cheese and the plants are all droopy :-(
I managed to collect about a quarter of the crop:

I don't know what will happen to the rest of the rhubarb. I can't say I'm too fussed about it right now as I have a giant bag of chopped stalks in the fridge ready to be transformed into a rhubarb-apple crumble (...what Vegas wants... LOL) and another big bag in the freezer for i-don't-know-what. Not too sure what one does with so much rhubarb. Um.

Tell me, what grows in your garden?

PS: Vegas, quit messing up my polls! You're allowed ONE vote only and I don't care that you have three computers, we all know you voted for the boobies - three times! LOL

/end of Yummeh post/

12 comments:

Vegas said...

I only ran it over because I didn't want to bother you with rhubarb cooking dilemmas.

Anyway, I didn't mow it. I hacked it down with the gas-powered weed whacker. I mowed it afterwards.

Technodoll said...

:-o

you bastard! LOL!

Just Breathe said...

Wow, I want some of that ruhbard-apple crumble :) Those darn bugs!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, the pie sounds wonderful.
he voted three times???? how funny.
you guys are too cute!!!!

ModernMom said...

That is going to make a heck of a lot of pie!

I planted a bit of a veggie patch with my girls this year. It is wee so it does not qualify as a garden.. One pumpkin, one watermelon, a couple of cucumbers, celery and peppers. Keeping my fingers crossed for just a couple of veggies to survive the rabbits!

Lou said...

Yummy. You can clean, chop and spread thinly on a tray and freeze then when frozen hard, you can bag it up like frozen peas to use through the year. Yummy scrummy.

You've got tons, rhubarb ice cream?

Adventures In China said...

I have never had rhubarb I don't think. Don't you have to add a ton of sugar to it? I guess it is good for you to go through all the trouble-- I shall have to try it someday. Congrats on your salvaged crop!

Piper said...

I love the colors! This was my first year planting a garden and I already have a bunch of green beans, a couple large red and orange peppers, rosemary, and hopefully soon cucumbers, zuccini, and tomatoes!
It is so strangly rewarding growing your own veggies!

Anonymous said...

mmmm, the pie sounds delicious. nothing grows in my garden. I don't have one, but if I did I'm sure I'd kill everything. I tried just growing thyme in a little pot and killed that too. sigh...

Julia said...

Strawberry Rhubarb pie. You can probably find a receipe on allrecipes

Anonymous said...

I have nothing growing, my pups would stomp in it, I'm sure (LOL)

Lady Banana said...

*Tell me, what grows in your garden?*

Weeds..

I don't have a real garden though :(