Forcing Rhubarb to taste the Sweetness

A collection of rather shabby looking terracotta Rhubarb forcing jars do somehow look the part in this rather formally box edged organic kitchen garden in east Cheshire.

Rhubarb ‘Timperley Early’ rather fittingly, forced to produce sweet pink stems during early Spring.

Pink and elongated these thin stems are the pinnicle of the Rhubarb growing season and can only be harvested for a few weeks in early spring.

Pictured here with some early purple Asparagus the Rhubarb makes a tasty addition to a spring harvest.

Once the terracotta jars are retired after just a few short weeks they remain redundant until the following spring. Leaving the Rhubarb free to develop a lovely red glow t


“I think they make a handsome collection!

What do you think?”

Come follow me and make some wonderful gardening friends on


Stephen Pryce-Lea

Head Gardener and International Horticultural Consulatant




“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion grow together, when you find it in a Garden it’s like finding Paradise“

iGrowHort – A Head Gardener’s Horticultural Journey of love, life and learning.


Tags: rhubarb,spring rhubarb,sweet rhubarb,forcing rhubarb,sweet rhubarb,forced rhubarb,terracotta rhubarb forcing jars,organic kitchen garden rhubarb,spotlight,igrowhort,gardentags,


One Comment Add yours

  1. Those pots are very lovely and rhubarb looks yum


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s