It has reached that time of year when we start thinking about what to plant in the garden. We usually grow a variety of edible items such as carrots, potatoes, runner beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes, strawberries and rhubarb.
Actually, we have no choice but to grow rhubarb because it’s such a huge plant that it doesn’t seem to matter how much we cut it back, it is determined to be a large part of our garden. This is absolutely fine however, because I can make yummy rhubarb crumble or rhubarb pie, and still have plenty spare to give to family and friends.
To be honest, I don’t particularly enjoy gardening. My idea of being in the garden is to sit back, relax and enjoy it. With any luck, I might enjoy some sunshine too! So luckily, my partner quite likes gardening and is quite happy to partition off a part of a garden to grow some fresh food.
When we pick our ripe goods, we then think about what we are going to cook or what we are going to preserve for later consumption.
I love having access to fresh food in this way. As some people do not have their own private garden, I can see why renting a small plot of land to grow food is so popular in the UK. These rented plots of land are called allotments, and I think they are a terrific idea!
Image of rhubarb from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rhubarb07.JPG
Image of rhubarb pie by Jonathunder from the URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RhubarbPie.jpg