Ballybeg Greens

Award-winning suppliers of salad leaves, microgreens, edible flowers, herbs and specialised vegetables to the food service industry

Rhubarb rhubarb….

Our rhubarb ready for harvesting

 

 

This week at Ballybeg Greens we will be harvesting rhubarb, well known in most kitchens as a tart and pie filling. It can be harvested from late March or early April till about June.
Rhubarb grows from a crown which is planted in to the ground or raised bed. It benefits from a layer of compost mulch or farmyard manure applied to the crop ideally before winter but can be applied at any time.

 

Raised beds of rhubarb at Ballybeg Greens

 

When harvesting, sticks should be twisted off not cut and always leave four stalks with leaves as so the plant can generate energy from the light. Before the cold weather comes try insulating the rhubarb with straw as this will protect the crowns from snow and frost.

 

 

Head Grower, Jack Cashman

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