Rhubarb, with its vibrant red stalks and distinct tart flavour, is a quintessentially British garden delight and gives me nostalgia just thinking about it! While many of us eagerly await the arrival of spring for the first harvest, did you know that you can enjoy tender, early rhubarb even before the growing season kicks into high gear? I have heard a lot about forcing rhubarb but have never tried it, so this year I will give it whirl.
We kicked off the year with a trip to Iceland, which was absolutely fantastic. It’s back to reality now, and I’m happy to say I don’t mind returning to work. It’s also that special time of year when we begin to plan the allotment and the growing season ahead. It’s no secret that our allotment has been neglected, but we shall enter the year with positivity and a determination to grow our own food again; I yearn for those summer months, wandering around the plot with my basket, harvesting something fresh for tea.