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Old 02-16-2016, 02:23 PM   #1
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Rhubarb Index 2016

I'm thinking I can unwinterize the trailer.
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I've been fooled by rhubarb before, I'll wait until mid May.... But then again, I live in Alberta where we always get better weather in February that we do in May, and no one even talks about June....
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Arizona rhubarb.
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I've been fooled by rhubarb before, I'll wait until mid May.... But then again, I live in Alberta where we always get better weather in February that we do in May, and no one even talks about June....
Like the last couple weeks. Just as nice of camping weather as we see in spring or fall. I don't think Jasper's water bowl has frozen over during the night for a while now.

But, just wait............
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Arizona rhubarb.
I like that. Comes with its own toothpicks.
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Lilac Index

Several years ago, Cornell University studied different plants that could be used as a accurate index for planting gardens. They used the Lilac for their index because they are common across the United States and are generally disease resistant.

Results: Plant your cold weather crops, potatoes and peas, when the leaves of the lilac are the size of a squirrels ear. Approximately 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch.
Plant the remainder of the garden when the bush is about 90% full bloom.
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My rhubarb grows on the west side of the propane tank. Its currently under about a foot of melting snow and ice. It will be a while, In our country there is considerable appreciation for
phenology especially among the farming and hunting, fishing and gathering community. Peak of the morel mushroom appearance was always said to be when the white oak leaf was the size of a squirrels ear. The lilac bloom is a little on the late side sometimes and the mushrooms only last a few days. For planting potatoes we are Good Friday people,
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I'm thinking I can unwinterize the trailer.
Enquiring minds would like to know. If you de-winterize how soon and where would you camp?
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:39 AM   #9
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Enquiring minds would like to know. If you de-winterize how soon and where would you camp?
I've been wondering the same thing.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:39 AM   #10
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I'm thinking I can unwinterize the trailer.
Totally jealous , although weather is pretty wonderful here we really could use something rain . We'll probably get a big snow dump in March .


Right now we don't have enough moisture for anything ...
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I've been wondering the same thing.

Golden Ears (20-min down the road from us) is open year round and until March 31 the fee is $11.00
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Not as tasty as rhubarb, but I will take it.

Edit: sigh, idevice.
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Rhubarb Feb. 29, 2016.
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Nice ...not sure we have enough moisture to grow a blade of quack grass right now .....
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No rhubarb here in Baja but my neighbor says my house is still standing but hasn't given me my rhubarb status. Yours is looking good. The race to the first pie is on.

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Don't rush to get home.
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Going below zero here tonight . They are still driving on the ice.
Running low on firewood .No rhubarb in sight. Still winter.
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When I'm feeling discouraged by this 'wettest Portland winter ever', I see a post like this and feel marginally better - at least the rain isn't freezing.
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Rhubarb Index, March 27, 2015.

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Oh man, you've jumped out to an early lead.

But I'm not worried, mine's near a reflective wall and now that the sun's shinning brightly I'm sure it'll surge ahead.

I can almost taste that rhubarb and strawberry pie.

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