08 June 2007

Rhubarb alert....


if your rhubarb looks like this, i would not dare to eat it....

this is poison rhubarb....


YES! my english lady across the road came to see my backyard garden yesterday and declared this to be a poisonous plant and not the good rhubarb!! Yes said i could have been violently ill or dead if i ate it....YIKES!
The thing is i was going to harvest it today and make a pie....Oh My! I could have sent us to the hospital or the morgue......but seriously folks, if you think you have rhubarb make sure it's the good, non-killing type with shiny and rounded leaves (according to my neighbour). I can't believe i almost poisoned myself and Steve. That sure was a close call. I guess i will either get my rhubarb from the market or bake something else...darnit!

2 comments:

Steph said...

Holy Cow!

What a great neighbor! Glad you are still here to tell about it!

KreatedbyKarina said...

Wow I didn't know there was such a thing as poisonous rhubarb--make sure you buy that lady an amazing Christmas gift this year!

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