This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

first harvest of a new season - rhubarb and asparagus

Well, only three tiny stalks of asparagus, but a nice bunch of rhubarb. Three fat stalks. I had lots of strawberries at home so I made a rhubarb strawberry crumble tonight. Yummy! The recipe said "preferably red rhubarb stalks". Well, the green stalked variety proliferates in our community gardens. We all share it. Today I showed a new gardener our help-yourself patch. I think the chartreuse green stalk slices look super with bright red strawberries. They certainly taste great!



Blogger Luci McKeown said...

How old is your asparagus bed? I will be planting asparagus next week. It's going to be soooo hard to wait until the beds are producing heavily. I don't think I've ever eaten rhubarb in my life but I may try it in the garden this year as an "experiment".

May 07, 2014 8:31 AM

Blogger Nikole Maus said...

Oh I am jealous! Out here in Minnesota our rhubarb is just starting to come up. The leaves are still super curly. We have had such a late spring! And there is no asparagus to be seen yet.

May 07, 2014 10:12 AM

Anonymous Marian (LondonUK) said...

Sounds lovely, we have had a bumper crop this year so far, good as I Love it! We are having friends over for dinner Saturday and I plan to make a rhubarb sauce to go with pork rather than traditional apple, plus a rhubarb tart. I will be in my element but they might be rhubarbed out!!
Marian (LondonUK)

May 07, 2014 11:11 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is your asparagus bed planted? At the community garden plot?

Love your blog! Looking forward to watching you work your magic over the course of the summer.

May 07, 2014 2:06 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! I bet it is gorgeous, and it certainly sounds delicious. And what did you find to do with the three asparagus stalks? (My asparagus is a mixed plot with some on year two and some on year one--I understand I'm not supposed to cut them until they've gone through a few seasons?)

I had MY first harvest when I thinned the radishes! I do enjoy a mouthful of gritty radish sprouts... Fey

May 08, 2014 9:02 AM


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