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Spring on a northern homestead, what a wonderful time of year! Along with Asparagus and Jerusalem Artichokes, another early plant in our gardens in Rhubarb.
Here are 8 great ways to use and preserve Rhubarb (with help from some of my awesome gardening friends).
8 Great Ways to Use and Preserve Rhubarb
But first, here’s an article I wrote years ago about how to grow Rhubarb. Since it is a perennial, you just plant it once and watch it return every single year.
How great is that? Not only is it an inexpensive plant, you get a return on your investment every single year!
Some of you know that we really enjoy making a batch or two of Rhubarb Wine each year. Isn’t it a pretty colour?
We also blend Rhubarb with berries such as Raspberries and Honeyberries, and end up with a tasty Bumbleberry wine.
We use some of our harvest in crisps or pies, mixed with berries to add some delicious sweetness.
There are a lot of other great ways to use it too.
Want to learn how to pressure can Rhubarb so you can enjoy it all year long? (Courtesy of Back to Our Roots)
How about a delicious Rhubarb Crisp? (Courtesy of Better Hens and Gardens)
Or some yummy Rhubarb Sauce you can use for desserts or an evening treat? (Courtesy of Learning and Yearning)
Rhubarb Ice Cream, anyone? I am definitely trying this one! (Courtesy of Yearning and Learning)
How about some canned Rhubarb juice? (Courtesy of Grace Garden and Homestead)
How about some Fermented Rhubarb? Probiotic Rhubarb Lemonade anyone? (Courtesy of They’re Not Our Goats)
Want to make some jam so you can stock your pantry shelves? Try this easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam! (Courtesy of Simply Canning)
Try one (or more!) of these 8 ways to use and preserve Rhubarb.
Even two Rhubarb plants will give you a nice big harvest every year. So pick up some Rhubarb plants this year and start growing!
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published May 19 2017, updated Jan 4 2021