I made raised beds from composted material and replanted the rhubarb into a new environment. I have no idea if this will work, but surely it cannot be worse than what I had, which was dead new growth and no pie!
I did notice when I dug up the plants, the older ones had a nice healthy root, one was very large. That gave me hope as I now believe the soil was not able to support growing through maturity.
I will simply keep top feeding more compost/soil as the need arises. Water well and hope for pie!
Other good news, the squirrels are not able to pillage the bird feeders. But Honey has learned the birds are not fond of the bird seed mix he purchased, and will add some more seed types to please them. They stopped visiting when the good stuff had all been eaten!
We have a banner crop of blueberries this year! A first for our little berry patch, I think it is the additional sun from removing the lower 20 feet of limbs last year.
The shredded brown paper mulch for weed control works very well, and I also think helps with some moisture retention, a bonus for our area with water an expensive necessity. With all of the spring rain, yesterday was the first time I had to water the garden.
As always thanks for taking a moment to stop for a visit.
I appreciate your time of of course you wonderful comments!
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