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21 May 2014

Grandma Casey’s Rhubarb Crumble


Grandma Casey’s Rhubarb Crumble

3 cups sliced rhubarb
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2T. Flour
Pour into greased 8×8 pan or pie plate

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
Cut butter into dry ingredients and spread over rhubarb mixture. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

General Rhubarb Care:


  • ¬†Prune off flowering stalk to continue to harvest
  • Compost, compost, compost – rhubarb is a heavy feeder so give him lots of love and he will give you lots of stalks
  • Rhubarb leaves are poisonous, but make great compost


15 Jun 2012

Rhubarb leaves – Organic Insecticide

Rhubarb leaves can be used to make an effective organic insecticide for any of the leaf eating insects (cabbage caterpillars, aphids, peach and cherry slug etc).

Recipe 1

Basically you boil up a few pounds of rhubarb leaves in a few pints of water for about 15 or 20 minutes,
allow to cool,
then strain the liquid into a suitable container.
Dissolve some soap flakes in this liquid and use it to spray against aphids.
So, next time you pick some rhubarb stems to eat, you can put the leaves to good use rather than just composting them (which isn’t in itself such a bad use, I guess).