Rain's wondrous and not-so-welcome gifts

Jackie French
By Jackie French
March 12 2022 - 1:30pm
Rhubarb, anyone? Picture: Shutterstock

The coriander is growing nicely with all the rain, thank you, and the rhubarb has become a small jungle. Both coriander and rhubarb are obvious rain lovers. But there's been unexpected bounty in the last few weeks, too - more cobs of sweet corn on each tall stalk than we have ever had before, and each cob nicely filled, which means it had good pollination despite mist interspersed with deluges.

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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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