How Crops Get Here: Rhubarb An email arrived from the person who sold her Montpelier home to the mother of one of the garden cofounders. Rhubarb was growing in the garden beside the house, and the seller thoughtfully suggested we might want it for the community garden. Garden cofounder Chris in his mother-in-law’s yard with 485 Elm gardener Abby, who’s separating a smaller rhubarb plant to bring to the garden. We’ll return for the larger plant in fall or spring when it’s not leafed out. The rhubarb rides the 2.6 miles to the garden in the back of Abby’s truck. Abby “holds back the plant’s hair” while settling the little rhubarb into its new home. As always, a newly planted crop gets a thorough watering. Transplantation is challenging for plants. These leaves didn’t look so robust after a few minutes here. We’re hoping they’ll bounce back and thrive here.