Day 52: rhubarb

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


While everybody’s making enthusiastic noises about snowdrops and hellebores, and greeting the opening of every crocus with expressions of rapture, things in the veg garden are a little more quiet, though of no lesser consequence. One particularly venerable rhubarb crown always springs into life with great vigour around now, as if impatient with winter dragging its heals and eager to see it out the door. I suppose you could say that it symbolises the passing of one season, and heralds the arrival of the next. But really, for me, you know what it really means. Pudding. And custard.

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