One of the improvements Jim made to our community garden plot this spring was the addition of a raised 4′ x 4′ bed just beyond the rhubarb. The box sits 16 inches above the garden perimeter frame and has made a huge difference. Last year our extremely vigorous rhubarb shaded out a good portion of the eight squares north of it.
Relocating the rhubarb to the north end of the plot seemed like the only solution, but this was a much better one. Our Cylindra beets and Bolero carrots have plenty of room to go deep, and meanwhile the rhubarb is producing as prolifically as ever.
Every weekend since the spring, I’ve been making coconut flour gluten-free fruit cobbler with apples and rhubarb. Yum!