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Date: 2011-05-23 07:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] virginiadear.livejournal.com
So far the only thing I've managed to get planted are five puny, feeble-looking rhubarb roots. I mean *really* puny and *really* feeble-looking. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping they survive.

Date: 2011-05-23 09:08 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] squid-ink.livejournal.com
it's just horrible. I see all sorts of nasty fungal diseases in my gardens future :(

the rhubarb has a long time to bounce back. I planted mine last year and it sort of exploded this spring, too fibrous to cook! I'll have to keep an eye on it next year and not let it get all crazy on me

Date: 2011-05-23 09:32 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] virginiadear.livejournal.com
Well, gardening has taught me pa----erm, is teaching me patience.
And it may be teaching me, less directly, that I also need to move forward and never procrastinate without a compelling reason: I purchased those roots a while back and foolishly let them sit. Actually I'd bought two packs of two roots each; one looked viable, and the other three, I tossed into the compost collection; then I purchased two *more* packets, definitely flirting with past-their-viability status.
But it's been cold, and rainy, which didn't deter me, but somewhere I'd read that rhubarb wants to be planted in less cold soil and after all danger of frost---or at least I think that's what I recall reading.
So, I waited.
And while I was waiting, I got busy with bunches of other stuff, some for the garden, some "other," and it slipped my mind.
So here we are, the rhubarb and I.

If it just survives this year, I'll be happy. And if it explodes next year, I'll be ecstatic.
*lifts imaginary glass* Here's hoping!

Date: 2011-05-23 10:24 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] squid-ink.livejournal.com
fingers crossed for the rhubarb... I think i planted mine pretty late, it was an afterthought. It takes up so much space in the garden I was hesitant

the problem with rhubarb is that the flowers are so pretty. They're supposed to be cut off to put more energy into the harvest, but I was mesmerized. I read somewhere you can use the seed as dye but I knew I wouldn't get to it this year. Next year, when it explodes behind my back

here's to rhubarb! *raises mug of tea back to you*

Date: 2011-05-24 03:54 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] descocoparadox.livejournal.com
OH NOES! ;-;

Date: 2011-05-24 08:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
It's not good for me either.
It looks like I will have to buy a swamp-buggy and outfit it with a lawnmower blade in order to cut my grass this week.

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