So, come Spring here’s number one on my list of things to do. Prepare this little spot and plant my rhubarb patch. I have decided on the variety ‘Canada Red’ and I will order it from Vesey’s out of Canada – should be hardy enough and it is supposed to be nice and sweet. These will be starter plants. I read that you shouldn’t plant rhubarb from seed unless you live south. I’ll agree with that. Apparently, it will take a couple of years before I will be able to harvest, but I can wait. If I see just one of those beautiful, large, green leaves this season, that’ll do it for me. Here’s the spot:
Previously this was a little patch that I sort of let grow “wild” and never mowed. But not much of interest has sprouted up. My “intuition” tells me this will be a perfect spot for Rhubarb and those lush, giant eaves should detract from the compost “bins” (to the right) and hide that blessed chain link fence. There is a patch of wild mint growing here that I will save. I think I’ll underplant with some strawberries. Strawberries and rhubarb just go together, don’t you think? We will see if my “intuition” is in tune come summer.