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Helping spark a little magic

It’s the middle of my kids summer holidays. As ever, I am trying to teach them to fend for themselves by growing at least some of their own food, which my dad did for me and I always remember it as a time for special bonding. Also, it’s great to be in the garden working with soil and knowing where your food has come from.

The last of 2022s Rhubarb - gnarly!

This year, I wanted to also teach them to produce and sell a product, so I suggested we let our Rhubarb plants, which have been reliably helping to feed us for 8 years, go to seed so perhaps they could sell the seeds for a little pocket money.

So, I resisted the temptation to chop the seed heads as they sprouted and allowed the plants to fulfil their destiny. After watching them daily to see when they were both mature and dry, and just starting to scatter, my kids harvested the seeds.

Of course, I told them that they don’t want any of their customers getting seeds that don’t germinate, so after leaving them for a few weeks, we did a little experiment together and tested three in the hope that at least 1 would germinate. Well in just 2 days, we had 100% success rate!

Here they are just 1 week later (11 Aug 2023)… Lovely

Nothing so special as nurturing those little green shoots

Sometimes you can have a lot of rhubarb at the end of the season as I show above, I cook this off with some sugar and water and then bag up and freeze. You can pull it out of the freezer many months later for a quick desert with custard, cream or ice cream - yummy!

Bag of frozen, sweetened and cooked 2022 rhubarb, taken from freezer on 10 August 2023 for desert

Now, where and how to sell it. Well over 100 of you are paid subscribers to RemoteView.ICU and this really helps me do my work. I thought perhaps there may yet be others that appreciate the work but don’t really want to subscribe, however, you might want to show some appreciation and maybe get a little something in return - so, I am introducing a tip box for future blog entries. If you like my work, I’d be very happy for you to ‘buy me a coffee’ or otherwise commit something to help support the endeavour.

Alternatively, if you want to help my kids with their first business aimed at earning a little pocket money, please choose that option and include your address, and they’ll post you over 40 of our lovingly produced seeds and next year you can enjoy the same family of rhubarb we do. We’d love to see photos of your plants and recipes too!

A 40+ pack of our 2023 seeds

Rhubarb 40+ fresh seeds from 2023

If you like this work and want to make a small donation, please click the button below or scan the QR code.

If you want 40+ Rhubarb seeds that we grew in 2023, please select that option and add your address. Profits in this case will go to my kids pocket money.

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Why rhubarb?

Are you looking for a way to add some color and flavor to your garden? Do you want to grow a vegetable that is nutritious, versatile, and easy to care for? If so, you might want to try rhubarb seeds!

Rhubarb is a perennial plant that produces long, red stalks, that can be used in a variety of dishes, from pies and jams to soups and salads. Rhubarb is not only delicious, but it is also good for you. It is rich in vitamin K, which supports bone health and blood clotting, as well as antioxidants, which protect your cells from damage. Rhubarb also contains fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and improve digestion.

Rhubarb seeds are easy to sow and germinate. You can start them indoors in late winter or early spring, or sow them directly in the ground after the last frost. Rhubarb prefers cool climates and well-drained soil. It can grow in full sun or partial shade, but avoid planting it in hot or dry areas. Rhubarb is a low-maintenance plant that requires little watering or fertilizing once established. It can produce stalks for up to 20 years if harvested properly.

If you order rhubarb seeds from us today, you will receive a packet of 40+ high-quality seeds that are guaranteed to sprout.

Don't miss this opportunity to grow your own rhubarb and enjoy its many benefits. Order your rhubarb seeds today and get ready to experience the joy of gardening!

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“Remote View” is a technology, philosophy and commentary newsletter and podcast by Bob Greenyer, where he ‘Looks back to the future through insight and critical fiction’.