Weeding the rhubarb bed
as new buds begin to show.
Back-breaking work!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jules
    Mar 22, 2022 @ 13:19:30

    I dread getting out the burn hazel…That’s sprouted up with all the good things. I have to be prepared so as not to let the nettles of that plant scratch and burn my skin.


    • Libby
      Mar 23, 2022 @ 14:18:27

      This is mostly ground elder – horrid stuff, if you don’t get all the roots out it soon spreads again and it is very hard getting it from where it is right close to the rhubarb. I’m really going to have to dig out all the rhubarb in the autumn and try to clear the bed properly before replanting the rhubarb. On the good side, apparently you can eat the young shoots of ground elder as a vegetable but I’ve not tried it yet! We put some weed killer on another patch of it last year but I can’t do that round the rhubarb!


      • Jules
        Mar 23, 2022 @ 23:15:06

        There are many plants one can eat young, but not when they get too big – even young Dandylion leaves are supposed to be OK.

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