RHUBARB AND CHIVES ARE MGROWING WELL ENOUGH TO HARVEST IN MODERATION – SECOND WEEK IN FEBRUARY 2012

The ‘green shoots of recovery’ are more tangible in the garden, than in the global economy at present. Chives are growing skyward through a mat of last years decaying plants which will shortly rot down to feed the new growth. I will clear away the old brown stalks to make space for the new bright green chive border. Chives are useful in so many dishes, scrambled eggs, salads, in baking bread, as a substitute for raw onion or shallots, or as a garnish. This year I must divide a few clumps of chives to rejuvenate the border and create a few chive plants for giving away to friends.

The rhubarb at the front of the house is in constant shadow unfortunately. However with the mild weather it is growing again. Any day now I will pick a few stalks for stewing with a little sugar, to be served warm with a scoop of icecream. Buon appetito!

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  1. Roll on Spring!

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