Upon the exposed mountain slopes a species of rhubarb (Rheum Ribes) is noticeable.
Bleached and unbleached rhubarb are both largely consumed, both raw and cooked.
Force asparagus, rhubarb and sea-kale, in the mushroomhouse, in pits, or in the open border under boxes or cases surrounded and covered by well-fermented stable dung and leaves.
Continue the forcing of asparagus, rhubarb and sea-kale.
Continue the forcing of asparagus, rhubarb and sea-kale, in pits and in the mushroom-house.
In the 6th century Alexander of Tralles used colchicum for gout, iron for anaemia, and rhubarb in liver weakness and dysentery.
Fruit-trees will not thrive; but black and red currants and rhubarb are grown, the last-named doing excellently.
Stake up peas; blanch sea-kale and rhubarb in the open air by covering with straw or leaves.
Forcing is the accelerating, by special treatment, of the growth of certain plants, which are required to be had in leaf, in flower or in fruit before their natural season, - as, for instance, the leaves of mint at Eastertide or the leafstalks of sea-kale and rhubarb at Christmas, the flowers of summer in the depth of winter, or some of the choicest fruits perfected so much before their normal period as to complete, with the retarded crops of winter, the circle of the seasons.
If asparagus or rhubarb is wanted for winter use, it should be taken up and stowed away in pit, frame, shed or cellar for a month or two.