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I seem to have lost all my threads, can anyone tell me if theyclear automatically. Anyway last year I asked if anybody had grown rhubarb in pots and if so what was the best way to keep it going through the winter. A lot of you were interested and asked to know if I managed to keep it going. I was so pleased this morning, I was checking on the pots and there was the first sign of the rhubarb coming through. After the winter we have had I thought I would lose it. Can't wait for the rhubarb crumbles etc.
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Good news about the rhubarb!
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Hi Lavenderlass and Lyn, enjoy your early rhubarb crumble....MMMMMMM(sorry, couldn't resist it!)
The plants will grow quite happily in large pots for years, as long as you do not over harvest; particularly if they are young.
They will need feeding every year, being in pots, and do not let them get dry.
I planted a few for a mature neighbour who loves rhubarb and she has the pots on the patio near the house. This was two years ago and we covered them over winter and I noticed yesterday that she will enjoy at least ONE crumble soon!
Just in case anyone is suffering from a surfeit of Rhubarb Crumble this spring (unlikely but ...)
this is a wonderful recipe for Rhubarb & Custard cake http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10500/
you can eat it as cake, or as a pudding, and it keeps well - its easy to make as long as you remember to roast the rhubarb first and is one of the most delicious cakes I know - it makes my OH a very happy man