Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Tag Archives: Rhubarb

Four Seasons in the Fruit Garden thru the Lens of a Camera — Spring, part 2

Rhubarb --- The first Edible Harbinger of spring

Spring in the fruit gar­den is still run­ning very far behind here in the north coun­try. At least we are start­ing to see green buds. Cher­ries that are nor­mally in bloom around Mother’s Day finally make a show it for Memo­r­ial Day. Once I felt the last snow was truly behind us and the danger […]

Rhubarb — The Fruit Garden’s First Tasty Treat of Spring

Fresh-picked rhubarb, rhubarb pie

I know, I know really rhubarb is a veg­etable not a fruit. Yet it is often planted as part of the fruit gar­den; per­haps it’s the peren­nial nature of it. As a kid I used to steer clear of the very tart rhubarb sauce my mother used to rel­ish. It wasn’t until adult­hood that I […]