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
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