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Old 17.03.2020, 16:49
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Rhubarb rhubarb

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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!
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Old 17.03.2020, 19:04
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Re: Rhubarb rhubarb

Could his name possibly have been omtastat?
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Re: Rhubarb rhubarb

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 ). 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
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Re: Rhubarb rhubarb

mmm. rhubarb. Now I'm hungry.
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Re: Rhubarb rhubarb

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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