A few weeks ago I popped a bucket over one clumb of rhubarb.
The second picture shows a comparison with a neighbouring uncovered crown.
This is a real sign that temperatures are rising - although the wind has been blowing from the Northwest for the last week giving a Edinburgh a 'fresh' feel. I'm glad I haven't been too gung-ho with my sowing schedule. (Last weekend was a gardening washout due to family matters taking priority) I fear the the Ballydoon potatoes are in danger of 'over chitting'. Perhaps I'll hunt down the long range weather forcast. As soon as it warms up I'm going to to be ready for the spring rush! Back at home I have a mini greenhouse and will use this to bring on the brassicas in readiness for planting them out at the plot (like the leeks). But at the moment it's just too cold, and too windy to sow any seeds - Maybe tomorrow...
In the meantime here's another close-up.