Chook-bred tomatoes, the sex life of carrots and other seedy secrets

Jackie French
Updated July 2 2021 - 3:05am, first published November 3 2019 - 12:30am

Our rhubarb is feeling seedy. It's sending up great flagrant spires of seeds, almost as high as my shoulders. I should pick them off so the plants put their energy into making more rhubarb stalks, but the seed heads are too gorgeous to cut back.

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Jackie French

Jackie French

Canberra Times columnist

Jackie French is an Australian author, historian, ecologist and honourary wombat (part time), 2014-2015 Australian Children' Laureate and 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also writes a gardening column for The Canberra Times.

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