The Canning Garden (BBB)

Mar
23


This is our third stab at rhubarb. I hope it works this time! (One attempt fell victim to chickens, another to a too-wet spring.) I want some rhubarb pie and jam and sauce! Rhubarb bread, rhubarb muffins, rhubarb cake! There are so many things you can make with rhubarb, and it can even be canned alone, hot-packed with sugar, to save until you decide. It’s great mixed with so many other fruits, too.


Rhubarb is a love-it or hate-it thing. I used to not like it. My great-aunt Ruby always had rhubarb in her garden. Her rhubarb was still going when I first moved into the old farmhouse. My cousin loathes rhubarb and I think he killed it. (I’m just kidding. Maybe. Only he knows!)

What about you? Do you love it or hate it? And do you want a BBB?! (Plenty of rhubarb know-how in there if you’re a lover.) What’s popping up early in your canning garden?

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Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by JeannieB in honor of her mother, Helen Sharpe Frazee.

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (March 23). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (March 24). Return to this post to claim your book if your name is drawn (or check the BBB Winners List).

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

UPDATE 03/24/11: The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is #36, teri. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at)yahoo.com with your full name and address for shipping!

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  1. 3-23
    2:11
    am

    I like rhubarb mixed with strawberries. I have nothing early in my garden. It was too hot and dry last summer here is SC and everything died. Hope to do better this year! Love to win the BBB!
    Thanks-love your site!
    Debbie

  2. 3-23
    3:09
    am

    I love rhubarb, pure or mixed with strawberries. yum!
    BBB please. :)

  3. 3-23
    3:53
    am

    Yes Please, BBB! I’ve got rhubarb in my garden too, but not the red kind, a more greenish one. Taste is good though!

  4. 3-23
    4:15
    am

    I love rhubarb and I would love to win the drawing too — BBB please! Thank you

  5. 3-23
    4:30
    am

    i would love to win the bbb

  6. 3-23
    5:26
    am

    Would love to win the BBB for my niece, who is just getting interested in canning. Unfortunately, rhubarb doesn’t grow here, I have to buy it frozen from the grocery. It’s rather hard to find, but I do like it mixed with apples in a pie.

  7. 3-23
    5:57
    am

    I am struggling with rhubarb too! I have lost more plants than I can believe. I have hopes with the last one. I wintered it over in the pot and saw a beautiful pink stalk sticking up through the mulch..Of course, I broke it off when uncovered the pot.

    I am still thinking about where to put it.

    I love it cooked down with sugar and spread on hot biscuits and I love rhubarb pie….no custard, just made like a regular fruit pie.

    I have a BBB so don’t want to enter.

  8. 3-23
    6:26
    am

    With the approach of spring I decided that I needed to use up the rhubarb and strawberries still in my freezer from last year. So I baked up a big strawberry rhubarb crisp for DH… who LOVES it. Personally I am not crazy about it but that’s a lright. Our landlord from Maine had about 20 HUGE plants that he never harvested and invited us to take as much as we wanted so I got used to having it (after all free is free, my favorite price) and when we left we took a plant with us. It is still going strong (or will be once the snow finally stops and melts.

    Come on Spring!
    Ruth in NH :pinkbunny:

  9. 3-23
    6:36
    am

    Rhubarb over biscuits is the way my granny loved to eat it…BBB for me, please….

  10. 3-23
    6:38
    am

    Strawberry-rhubarb jam and pies! BBB

  11. 3-23
    6:44
    am

    I have carrots, kale, and beets that I tried to grow in the fall but are doing just great now! And asparagus is coming up…but I do need some rhubarb, and a BBB!!

  12. 3-23
    6:45
    am

    Last year I finally got a clump of rhubarb to plant to plant from a friend :shimmy: I was told not :no: to harvest any the first year and boy was that hard to do. Then the next year I could harvest :hungry: every second one (that’s this year) :snoopy: I can hardly wait!!!!! I love rhubarb :D
    Please enter me in the BBB giveaway. :heart:

  13. 3-23
    6:45
    am

    We love rhubarb at our house. I put in two plants about 4 years ago and put in another 2 last year. So far so good, they haven’t died yet. It is one thing that the deer don’t eat.
    BBb please.

  14. 3-23
    6:49
    am

    My fondest memory of rhubarb was when i was a little girl.We had a large family and candy was something few and far between but rhubarb grew in the yard. We looked forward to it every year. it was a special treat for sure. I would love to be entered in the (BBB) draw. Now that i am retired i would love to start canning again.

  15. 3-23
    6:53
    am

    Our rhubarb died last year – need to plant some new ones this year! Enter me in BBB, please!

  16. 3-23
    6:57
    am

    I’m recalling that I like Rhubarb..it hs been a while. Is this something you could plant in a square foot garden? BBB

  17. 3-23
    7:07
    am

    We love rhubarb! It got planted in our garden in 08 and did really well these last few years. Right now I’m worried it may not have survived the winter or our wet spring. There is still no sign of it whatsoever… :-(
    BBB please.

  18. 3-23
    7:23
    am

    I love rhubarb and have had no success getting it to grow here. I had a beautiful patch at our former house and miss it!

    And I would love to win a BBB!

  19. 3-23
    7:24
    am

    I want the BBB! I have started canning about 5 years ago and I want to learn more. Please pick me!

  20. 3-23
    7:38
    am

    I have never eaten Rhubarb in my life! Sounds yummy. BBB, please!

  21. 3-23
    7:40
    am

    BBB Book please

  22. 3-23
    7:44
    am

    rhubarb whoo hooo BBB please!

  23. 3-23
    7:50
    am

    I think I have only had rhubarb once (preserves, maybe?), but I vaguely remember liking it. I’d be willing to try it again. BBB

  24. 3-23
    8:00
    am

    I love rhubarb! Straight out of the garden sprinkled with sugar…YUMMM
    BBB please

  25. 3-23
    8:01
    am

    I have never tried Rhubarb but there is always a first time for everything…..BBB please

  26. 3-23
    8:18
    am

    I love Rhubarb. When I moved to SW Kentucky it was too warm in the winter to grow Rhubarb. Every time I went north I tried to plan the trip during Rhubarb season. My Husband and I are moving back up north. I hope we have Rhubarb in the yard. If not I will be planting some. Since we are moving this summer I am not planting a garden, but I canned plenty last year and will plant as soon as I can up north. I would like a new BBB.

  27. 3-23
    8:21
    am

    Pick me for the BBB!!!

  28. 3-23
    8:23
    am

    I used to eat it raw as a kid. Dip the end in sugar and you had that great sweet/sour thing goin’ on. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks.

  29. 3-23
    8:24
    am

    Would love a BBB! Rhubarb..not so much :no:

  30. 3-23
    8:24
    am

    I’d love to win it!

  31. 3-23
    8:29
    am

    I love rhubarb, I planted it in every garden of every house we lived in.
    Had a little last year, hope I have LOTS this year, CindyP her recipe of the rhubarb cake is our favorite these days.

  32. 3-23
    8:30
    am

    BBB, please!

  33. 3-23
    8:32
    am

    We have been unsuccessful growing it, too. Maybe a third try will do the trick. BBB please!

  34. 3-23
    8:32
    am

    I have to admit that I have never tried rhubarb but want to plant some in my garden. Right now we have our eyes on the wild crab apple trees that our all over our property. I want to do some canning with those. Please enter me for the BBB! :moo:

  35. 3-23
    8:32
    am

    I really wanted to love rhubarb, but…I didn’t, and we had some, (and it was probably sad, feeling unloved, and wondering why it was growing in such a terrible place where no one even wanted it). :cry: But then we found neighbors who coveted it, so we gave it away. And everyone–including the rhubarb–lived happily ever after (including us, because we felt less guilty about letting a perfectly good rhubarb plant go to waste). The thing is, I still really want to love it. I see strawberry rhubarb pie and it feels as if something I really should like more than I do. Sigh.

  36. 3-23
    8:39
    am

    would love a bbb!

  37. 3-23
    8:43
    am

    I don’t think I have ever tried rhubarb…If I ever see it in the grocery store, how much should I get and what should I do with it?

  38. 3-23
    8:44
    am

    My mom makes the most amazinf rhubarb cake!! BBB please!

  39. 3-23
    8:46
    am

    BBB Please? My mom used to love rhubarb. I can’t remember if I like it or not.

  40. 3-23
    8:48
    am

    I did have Rhubarb bread last summer that I did not hate. I can’t get over the sourness of rhubarb, but the bread had enough crispy sweet stuff on top that it cut the sharpness. I’m willing to keep trying to like it.

    We do not have anything popping up in our garden, especially as we just had an ice storm and about 6 inches of snow last night! Unfortunately for Minnesotans, Spring doesn’t come until May. *sigh*

    I would love a BBB book, though! So I can look through it and dream of all the garden stuff that will EVENTUALLY grow in my garden! :)

  41. 3-23
    8:48
    am

    We all just love rhubarb here, mine is just about ready for the first pulling of the year. Yummy a nice pie for Sunday dinner desert will go down a real treat. We used to put sugar in a paper bag and dip a stick of Rhubarb in it as a sweet and sour treat when I was a kiddie !!! Please could I be entered for the BBB draw ? Thank you

  42. 3-23
    8:48
    am

    BBB for me?!

  43. 3-23
    8:54
    am

    I send rhubarb to Montana every year to a couple who don’t have any there. I have it canned and strawberries frozen and make pies with the two combined. Mine didn’t make it last year when I planted it. I am going to try again this year, but have a friend who said I am to get hers until mine gets going, so I have a couple of sources.
    BTW, my grandmother in Virginia (years ago) had rhubarb in her garden planted in #3 galvanized tubs. She said it needed to be planted in a hill. Hers lived for as long as I can remember in those tubs.
    I am going to teach a neighbor to can and would love to give him a BBB. Thank you for another opportunity to have one for a gift.

  44. 3-23
    9:09
    am

    Rhubarb LOVES composted cow manure. Also, do NOT (as difficult as this may be) harvest any the first year. It needs to establish itself. I need a new BBB too.

  45. 3-23
    9:11
    am

    I’ve never had rhubarb, but I would be up to trying it. BBB, please!

  46. 3-23
    9:12
    am

    Strawberry rhubarb pie is my absolute favorite !! Looking forward to learning how to make it .. Please and thank you ..

  47. 3-23
    9:15
    am

    :woof: BBB Please.

  48. 3-23
    9:19
    am

    I grew up eating rhubarb stalks dipped in sugar. Yum. I love everything rhubarb. Pure only, no strawberries for me. I visit my mom in Montana every year and I always request “something rhubarb” and she never disappoints me. I tried transplanting some of her rhubarb and I think they would have made it except the farmer next door must have sprayed for weeds on a slightly windy day. I’ll have to try again. BBB please.

  49. 3-23
    9:21
    am

    I have honestly never had Rhubarb anything! But would love to have the BBB!

  50. 3-23
    9:23
    am

    I love rhubarb! We have “strawberry rhubarb”, that was here when we moved here 20+ years ago. It gets gorgeous red, but tastes doesn’t taste any different than regular rhubarb. We had to move it a few years ago and it hasn’t done well. I think it is too wet were it is. :(
    BBB, please!

  51. 3-23
    9:23
    am

    BBB, please. :moo:

  52. 3-23
    9:23
    am

    BBB please! I love rhubarb…we still have a foot and a half of snow up here…..so nothing is coming yet. And I live in an apartment. But I want to grow some vegetables on the little patio that I have. I think my cousin has rhubarb, I may have to steal it from her (neither her nor her husband like it). Yum!!

  53. 3-23
    9:26
    am

    I have never tried rhubarb, I guess it’s not a big thing here in OK. (Or maybe just in my family!) BBB please.

  54. 3-23
    9:26
    am

    Love rhubarb! Love asparagus! Something about those early crops that pop up every year makes me feel like I’m getting away with something as a gardener since I didn’t have to laboriusly dig, hoe, weed, etc. They were the very first things I put in my garden when I first got a house. How I hated to move away from them! I’d love the BBB if I’m chosen.

  55. 3-23
    9:27
    am

    I have not had rhubarb either. Enter me in the BBB drawing.

  56. 3-23
    9:33
    am

    OK, funny “rhubarb story”…

    When I first moved here to MN I was very NOT familiar with all the local slangs and terms etc. The hubby and I were driving along on an icy road and he commented “Oops, better slow down or we’ll be in the rhubarb!” (we were dating at the time, and my response apparently won his heart…) I said “Rhubarb!? There’s rhubarb!? I LOVE rhubarb! Rhubarb pie, rhubarb muffins, rhubarb jam…” as he just kind of looked at me like I was speaking Greek.

    I do LOVE rhubarb, even raw dipped in sugar like a celery stick its good!

    BBB me please!

  57. 3-23
    9:34
    am

    BBB Hey JeannieB! You’re the best canner I know! What a lovely thing to do for your mother. As for rhubarb, it’s okay. Sometimes. We don’t see much of it here in our neck of the desert.
    Gena

  58. 3-23
    9:51
    am

    Yay for spring! I’d love a BBB.

  59. 3-23
    9:53
    am

    Congrats on the rhubarb, I’ve got to try it again for the third time, too. Perhaps third time IS the charm! BBB please.

  60. 3-23
    9:53
    am

    BBB I have never tasted rhubarb…I truly don’t know. what makes it worse is I don’t know what to do with it, or anyone who does.

  61. 3-23
    10:03
    am

    Good luck with the rhubarb. It’s too hot here in MS for it.

    Who wouldn’t want the BBB?

  62. 3-23
    10:08
    am

    I love love rhubarb! I have a Martha addiction and yesterday on her show she made some beautiful rhubarb tarts that made me SO eager for spring. I’m in for the BBB!

  63. 3-23
    10:16
    am

    I love rhubarb and I’d love to win the BBB.

  64. 3-23
    10:20
    am

    My rhubarb is just poking it’s red head out of the soil! Are you sure it was the chickens that got yours Suzanne? Mine won’t touch it. I didn’t know, or think about, canning it! BBB

  65. 3-23
    10:21
    am

    I have two GIANT rhubarb plants so I’ll all about rhubarb in the spring. I’ve made many different things with it, but I’ve never even thought of canning it. A BBB would be a great rhubarb resource. Count me in for the drawing.

  66. 3-23
    10:26
    am

    BBB please. i just made rhubarb sauce from some that i had in the freezer from last year. love it with strawberry jello.

  67. 3-23
    10:28
    am

    BBB me PLEASE! You’ve inspired me to give rhubarb a try – I’ve never grown it before.

  68. 3-23
    10:32
    am

    Love,Love,Love it!!! My mom used to make the best Rhubarb Marmalade and Rhubarb-Strawberry pies ever!! And of course warm Rhubarb with biscuits, Yummo!!!
    BBB please!!

  69. 3-23
    10:33
    am

    Love rhubarb and winning contests, BBB please!

  70. 3-23
    10:35
    am

    Love it!!!! Pie, canned, muffins, cake, cookies – whatever! Would love the BBB…please.

  71. 3-23
    10:36
    am

    I love it!! BBB please :)

  72. 3-23
    10:39
    am

    I love rhubarb, but have not had it for years. I am going to look for some today. We used to have it stewed down and cold for breakfast. BBB, please!

  73. 3-23
    10:42
    am

    I Love, Love, Love Rhubarb. When I was young and we went to visit my grandma I would pick a stalk from her garden and she would give me a bowl of sugar to dip it in and I would eat it like a stalk of celery. By far my favorite pie is any kind with rhubarb in it.
    I’d love the BBB!

  74. 3-23
    10:52
    am

    BBB, please. And I’ve got asparagus poking up, although it’s getting snowed on right now.

  75. 3-23
    10:58
    am

    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
    I would love to have the BBB. Thank you very much for considering me.
    HAPPY SPRING

    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:
    :woof:

  76. 3-23
    11:01
    am

    I dont like rhubarb but I would love a BBB!

  77. 3-23
    11:02
    am

    The rhubarb isn’t poking out yet, maybe heard about the snow coming tomorrow! My family loves the rhubarb crisp I make from my mom’s recipe…and rhubarb pie, and stewed rhubarb. I want to try strawberry rhubarb jam this year. BBB!!!! :sun:

  78. 3-23
    11:04
    am

    Don’t need the BBB, but I LOVE rhubarb!!

  79. 3-23
    11:04
    am

    I would love to grow rhubarb and would love to have a BBB!

  80. 3-23
    11:15
    am

    I love rhubarb. I cut it up and freeze it. I would love the BBB BOOK.
    MN MONA

  81. 3-23
    11:16
    am

    I definitely want the BBB! And I have never had rhubarb, but it would be worth a try. My garden has garlic and strawberries up and growing, and I have trays of seedlings in the house (tomatoes, peppers, herbs, brassicas, etc.)

  82. 3-23
    11:24
    am

    I love rhubarb recipes, and would love to learn how to can it!

  83. 3-23
    11:34
    am

    I love rhubarb and have a plant in the back yard. BBB!

  84. 3-23
    11:44
    am

    I am not a big fan of rhubarb. I would love to have the BBB.

  85. 3-23
    11:48
    am

    BBB please.

  86. 3-23
    11:50
    am

    BBB, please!!

  87. 3-23
    11:56
    am

    I love rhubarb pie! Count me in for the BBB, please!

  88. 3-23
    12:01
    pm

    I’ve never tried growing rhubarb, but frequent military moves makes gardening of any kind a challenge (and expensive, since you’re always starting over). This year I’m putting in two 4’x4′ raised beds and doing the simpler stuff, like lettuce, tomatoes, potatos and squash. Please include me in the BBB drawing!

  89. 3-23
    12:01
    pm

    I used to hate rhubarb as a child, but it may be time to revisit it. I would love the BBB.

  90. 3-23
    12:11
    pm

    Well, what’s popping up near Minneapolis today is… SNOW. 3-5″ today. Yuck!

    But I love rhubarb and I brought some with me from Duluth where I sold a property, so I’m crossing my fingers it will come up this spring, whenever spring arrives here!

    (BBB)

  91. 3-23
    12:30
    pm

    Would love a BBB !!!

  92. 3-23
    12:32
    pm

    Pick me! ;)
    I would love to have another Blue Ball book! I have one, but if they are different, would love the new one…and if they end up the same, I have a friend I would love to gift it to! :)

  93. 3-23
    12:35
    pm

    BBB…. I am only beginning to think of growing my own rhubarb. However I have a friend who grows it under the drip of her air conditioner! Self watering!! Got to love that.
    Where I live is high desert and it is very dry so I must irrigate!

  94. 3-23
    12:36
    pm

    I would love to try my habd at canning. BBB please Amanda

  95. 3-23
    12:37
    pm

    Strawberry-Rhubard pie – YUM! I’d love a BBB, thanks!

  96. 3-23
    12:42
    pm

    Yes Please, BBB! I’ve got rhubarb in my garden too. It came with the house 20 years ago. It’s on the south protected side of a building and even though the snow just melted last week, it’s peeking it’s red nose out of the ground. Yippie!

  97. 3-23
    12:45
    pm

    Mmmm, rhubarb pie! There’s a lady in my church that makes the most heavenly rhubarb pie I’ve ever had. That’s definitely my favorite way to have it— in Mrs. AnnaMae’s pie :-)
    Oh, and I’d love to be entered for the BBB, pretty please:)

  98. 3-23
    12:45
    pm

    we adore rhubarb!! :happyflower: :butterfly: :heart: BBB

  99. 3-23
    12:46
    pm

    oh memememe for the BBB please :clover: :snuggle:

    and ummm all the talk of rhubarb reminds me of my grandma she made the best rhubarb pie and jelly ;p

  100. 3-23
    12:53
    pm

    Would love the book.

    BBB

  101. 3-23
    1:06
    pm

    I love rhubarb !!! Especially my mother’s receipe for creamy rhubarb pie. I never thought of canning it. Would love a BBB.

  102. 3-23
    1:17
    pm

    BBB please!

    I “inherited” a rhubarb plant when we moved into this property last summer. But the landlord had just sprayed with pesticides and I wasn’t comfortable using it. I ordered my own rhubarb this spring and will plant it on an area that didn’t get sprayed.

    Love rhubarb and apple pie – so very tasty!

  103. 3-23
    1:17
    pm

    I love to grow perennial plants, flowers and veggies. Just don’t have the energy I used to have (I have lupus and fibromyalgia) to get out and garden like my mind wants me to! I love to can though and could really use the BBB!

  104. 3-23
    1:21
    pm

    Love to win!!!BBB

  105. 3-23
    1:24
    pm

    I’d like the BBB. Thanks.

  106. 3-23
    1:25
    pm

    We just moved into our new house and have found a patch of rhubarb already growing. Cant wait to start canning. Thanks. Would love to win the BBB!

  107. 3-23
    1:32
    pm

    i absolutely love Rhubarb! I just completed a Rhubarb beer that everyone said could not be done. It is simply amazing! BBB please

  108. 3-23
    1:32
    pm

    never had rhubarb but would like to try it. And would love the BBB

  109. 3-23
    1:36
    pm

    I want to grow rhubarb this year. I would also like to win a BBB book please!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much :snoopy:

  110. 3-23
    1:38
    pm

    Thank you JeannieB for sponsoring today’s BBB. I sure would be happy to win a BBB.

  111. 3-23
    1:46
    pm

    BBB please! I can use the help.

  112. 3-23
    1:51
    pm

    There’s a place on Long Island – Briermere Farms – that has the most incredible strawberry-rhubarb pie EVER! Yeah, I wish rhubarb was more available – and less expensive!

  113. 3-23
    1:53
    pm

    I have never tried rhubarb, though I’m interested in doing so! BBB

  114. 3-23
    1:59
    pm

    I’ve never had rhubarb.Sounds like I should try it. I would love to win the BBB!

  115. 3-23
    2:01
    pm

    I love it too. It reminds of my dad who loved rhubarb custard pie. My daughter planted it but it also died out because of a wet spring. This year the newest plants seem to still be ok. Blessings. BBB

  116. 3-23
    2:20
    pm

    I’m so happy my rhubarb is poking up too! Hey Nancy the first chickens I had did destroy mine. But I think they were after the slugs. The next year grear rhubarb almost no slugs .
    BBB please

  117. 3-23
    2:31
    pm

    BBB, Please & Thank You!

  118. 3-23
    2:32
    pm

    Eager to enter for the BBB!

  119. 3-23
    2:32
    pm

    I have worn out my BBB. I’ve never grown Rhubarb, but I love growing cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell peppers for making canning.

  120. 3-23
    2:40
    pm

    I LOVE rhubarb. I can it, freeze it, bake with it!
    BBB please!

  121. 3-23
    2:57
    pm

    I have never had rhubarb, but I am tempted to try it. Maybe I will put it in this years garden for next season. I would like to join in for the drawing please :)

  122. 3-23
    3:04
    pm

    mmm.rhubarb. bbb.

  123. 3-23
    3:07
    pm

    Rhubarb is great…so versitile! I used to not like it (wouldnt eaven try it actually, lol) but then a neighbor was moving and offerered me his plants. At first I didnt want them but then he said I could make jelly with them. Well, we eat sugar-free jam and dont get fruit much because of the expense so I jumped at the chance to have something to make jam out of. It has been great. We have had it on its own and also with strawberry for the jam. I use the low methoxl (sp?) pectin and can make it per jar if I dont feel like canning a bunch.

    We have ours in containers which means we have to be careful that they always have plenty of water in the summer but they are thriving well.

    I dont have anything coming up for canning right now but my chives, parsley, thyme, and chard are big and fluffy (oregon).

    Anyway, yes…BBB me :)

    Thanks

  124. 3-23
    3:12
    pm

    me please!

  125. 3-23
    3:17
    pm

    BBB, please a chance.

    My mom loves rhubarb, so does my husband and I just cringe and shudder but am willing to grow/can/create for them.

    As long as they don’t ask for gooseberries next. ;)

    k.

  126. 3-23
    3:46
    pm

    I have tomatoes growing, indoors. I planted them so I could learn to can and make my own sauce. This book would really come in handy!!
    Love this sight :sheep:
    BBB
    P.s I am making soap today!! your vanilla bean and sugar :happyflower: Thank you

  127. 3-23
    3:56
    pm

    IT’s really good in a pie with strawberries! BBB please!

  128. 3-23
    3:56
    pm

    My husband adores rhubarb! Please enter me for the BBB – canning season is just around the corner! :happyflower:

  129. 3-23
    4:18
    pm

    Enter me in for the BBB please. I am also trying to grow rhubarb(from seed)

  130. 3-23
    4:21
    pm

    We love strawberry rhubarb jam. Nothing growing in our garden yet- it is still covered with snow! BBB please!

  131. 3-23
    4:23
    pm

    I would love a chance to win a BBB! My husband just loves rhubarb pie and jam. Sometimes I mix strawberry in too! I cheated and bought 3 crowns, I got my fingers crossed!

  132. 3-23
    4:25
    pm

    Enter me for BBB, pls!

  133. 3-23
    4:30
    pm

    I picked up three rhubarb plants yesterday & am on the way to pick up blueberry plants. Hope you have better luck with this rhubarb. I would love the BBB.

  134. 3-23
    4:39
    pm

    Rhubarb = Memories…my Grandma’s pies were wonderful! (BBB-please)

  135. 3-23
    5:00
    pm

    BBB please, I have to say, I never had rhubarb.

  136. 3-23
    5:02
    pm

    I had a special rubarb pie that my mother made. I think I gifted it to a special friend. She may come up with it some day. Don’t kick gooseberry if you have not tried it. All of these grew in my grandmother’s garden (Along the fence) I have a thornless blackberry and i would estimate it produced three gallon of berries last year. It is in a flower bed along the fence. I am what one would call a “BIG TIME” farmer. Love and care for all of you.

  137. 3-23
    5:05
    pm

    I would love a BBB,
    too cool here yet for the rhubarb to come up, but an hours drive away it’s coming up, spring is on it’s way!

  138. 3-23
    5:59
    pm

    The first time I saw rhubarb coming out of the ground I had no idea what it was – it looked like something out of the little shop of horrors! All crinkley like green brains…LOL. Now I look forward to it every spring!! BBB me please!

  139. 3-23
    6:18
    pm

    How about a strawberry rhubarb pie! BBB please

  140. 3-23
    6:44
    pm

    Mmmmmm, rhubarb! Or, as my late mother-in-law called it, “pie plant”. Hope this post inspires folks to post lots of rhubarb recipes over on Farm Bell.
    Mine isn’t up yet, but soon I hope.
    BBB pleeeeeeease!

  141. 3-23
    7:45
    pm

    I love rhubarb and I do want a BBB! I love rhubarb sauce when I’m sick. Like apple sauce, but with rhubarb. Thanks!

  142. 3-23
    8:07
    pm

    i would love to be entered please. i looooooove rhubarb. i don’t have any growing now, but will as soon as we move!

  143. 3-23
    8:08
    pm

    I :heart: rhubarb! It’s ok mixed with other fruits but I am more of a purist and find it best when it’s the showcase!

    Selfishly I hope your rhubarb is a bumper crop as I’d love to see the mouthwatering cretions you’d share with us,

    BBB please!

  144. 3-23
    8:10
    pm

    BBB please!!

  145. 3-23
    8:22
    pm

    We love rhubarb muffins!

    BBB me, please :-)

  146. 3-23
    8:46
    pm

    I love rhubarb and I’m hoping to split my plant this spring for even more rhubarby goodness production.

    BBB please!

  147. 3-23
    8:46
    pm

    BBB, Please!!!

  148. 3-23
    9:11
    pm

    BBB please

  149. 3-23
    9:21
    pm

    BBB please

  150. 3-23
    9:31
    pm

    BBB please

  151. 3-23
    9:37
    pm

    someday I’m going to plant some but right now theres all kinds close by where old farms use to be so I have no problem getting lots. please enter me for a BBB.
    Janice

  152. 3-23
    9:50
    pm

    Thanks for the chance to win the BBB.

  153. 3-23
    10:00
    pm

    I absolutely love rhubarb!!! If you are trying to grow your own, remember that the plants like lots of manure worked into the soil around the plants each year. BBB please

  154. 3-23
    10:06
    pm

    BBB please

  155. 3-23
    10:28
    pm

    They say 3rd time’s a charm…Good luck with your rhubarb! Would love the BBB! Ty! :duck:

  156. 3-23
    10:50
    pm

    Hoping for BBB!! Thank you, the Happy Hippy Chick

  157. 3-23
    11:02
    pm

    BBB please!! :sheep:

  158. 3-23
    11:14
    pm

    BBB please. And as much as I like the taste, I LOVE the memory of eating that at my grandma’s house. Thanks for reminding me of that.

  159. 3-23
    11:20
    pm

    THank you, Suzanne and the sponsor, for another BBB give-away. I’d love to be entered and win!

    BBB

  160. 3-24
    12:06
    am

    No rhubarb for me, but I am very much looking forward to asparagus coming up! Would love a BBB =)

  161. 3-24
    12:09
    am

    I adore rhubarb. When we are crunched for time when it is ready to be harvested, we just slice it up and put it in bags in the freezer, we don’t even blanch it. We get the bags out all year long and sprinkle the pieces into pies and cobblers. Yum, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
    We nearly lost our first plantings of rhubarb here at the homestead too. I think they were sick when we bought them at the nursery, but a record wet summer and the “free range” chickens almost finished them off. The rhubarb plants are now ensconced in a cone of stones to keep those rascally chickens out and I think it improved the drainage.
    I have to go now to make a Marion berry and rhubarb cobbler now…. I’m pretty sure there is some vanilla ice cream in the freezer.

  162. 3-24
    12:36
    am

    BBB please!!!! Good Luck with the rhubarb.

  163. 3-24
    1:55
    am

    I love rhubarb, unfortunately it doesn’t grow well where I live, too much humidity and damp I think. Please enter me in the BBB, thanks!

  164. 3-24
    1:57
    am

    Oops, I missed it by 2 hours. Dang! Sorry to be a bother :)

  165. 3-24
    6:30
    am

    The winning comment number, drawn by random.org, is #36, teri.

    THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED TO ENTRY.

  166. 3-24
    8:54
    am

    Congratulations teri, enjoy

  167. 3-24
    9:44
    am

    @ MMHoney.. you have gooseberry?! You lucky, lucky person you! I think it makes the BEST jam – and a lovely fool. I really wish blackcurrants and gooseberrys (and crab apples!) were more commonly found here:(

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