Saving Seeds - RHUBARB
Saving rhubarb seeds is a once in a decade thing because you will have enough seeds to last many years!
Below are "Saving Seeds" posts previously shared on this blog
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I grew up with rhubarb and I really enjoy the flavor. Rhubarb is technically a vegetable but I have only ever had it in a sweet dish.
In the picture below you will notice a spherical green thing in the middle - that is the bud which will eventually reveal the seeds. You will see a closer view in the second picture below.
That middle part will grow into a tall stalk with sequin looking seeds (you will see what I mean in the second picture below)
After 3 to 4 weeks those seeds will dry and turn brown. It's then when you will want to gently pull them off the stalk or put the entire stalk in a paper bag and shake. Timing is everything - if you wait too long they will be all over because they are very light and fly easily in the wind.
Once you remove the seed stalk you will notice better and more abundant rhubarb growth. Previously, the plant was using all it's energy to create the seeds. After the stalk is removed, the plant's energy focuses on growing rhubarb.
Below are a couple previously shared rhubarb recipes
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