The rhubarb has started

A quick trip to the allotment this afternoon just to check exactly what jobs need to be done and in what order. On the way past the line of rhubarb plants, I noticed the early rhubarb had grown quite significantly since I last looked at it about two weeks ago.

I imagine at the current rate of growth, with some good weather, I will be able to harvest some stems within the next three or four weeks. The little one will be very pleased because she asked for a stick of rhubarb this afternoon. But unfortunately it wasn’t quite ready yet.

On the list of jobs: Straighten out the borders. That is pretty much it. So probably I will buy some tarpaulin tomorrow and then cover half of the plot. I will concentrate my efforts on the half of the plot that is not covered and get that sorted out first.