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smileygreebins 17.03.2020 15:49

Rhubarb rhubarb
Mods, feel free to relocate this post if not in right place....

So, guessing about 5 years ago, I responded to a post here on EF from a chap who was offering rhubarb cuttings for free (is that the right term?)

Nice chap, worked in IT, lived in a place outside of Zurich with a lovely view.

In the year following those plantings into my garden, the plants have done brilliantly, so much so that I've harvested 2 bumper crops each season, and my neighbours have had as much rhubarb as they care to take (the deal being that that save me a slice of whatever strudel/pie/pudding they've made!)

Today, I was able to split out those same plants, and they went to 6 other houses on our mountain.

I'm so sorry I don't remember the name of the chap who donated these, but if you're reading, a big thank you to you!

lost_inbroad 17.03.2020 18:04

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Could his name possibly have been omtastat? :confused::)

Cherub 17.03.2020 18:17

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After I moved back to Scotland in 2004 I lived in my parents house where I grew up. The house was built by the council in 1965 with a huge back garden and my dad grew veg and salad at the far end. We had a rhubarb patch in the top corner that dated back to WW2 and it thrived. I can only assume it was planted as part of the "Dig for Victory" campaign. After the war it was in the garden of a prefab along the way from the one we lived in ("our detached prefab bungalow" as my coal miner pa used to refer to it :D). The prefabs were erected in 1946 for men who took up jobs as miners after being de-mobbed.

I lived in the 60s house for 10 years until way after pa died and we used to have such a glut of rhubarb, what we couldn't use was given away to elderly neighbours (I used to make jams and freeze it for puddings in winter). I've just realised how much I miss my rhubarb patch, I expect the guy I sold the house to dug it up when he revamped the garden :(

NotAllThere 17.03.2020 18:19

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mmm. rhubarb. Now I'm hungry.

AnnaSophiaA 18.03.2020 00:36

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My mom has my great-grandmotherís rhubarb. Iím honestly a bit sad I canít bring a few cuttings over here but Iím sure that wouldnít be allowed. Looking forward to having a real garden someday but in the meantime my balcony is filled with pots !

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