I stopped picking my rhubarb some time ago, as recommended, to allow the plant to build strength for next year. But I've been away for a week and it must have been windy here - several stalks were pretty much detached at the base. They're firm and look fine, and won't be feeding the plant, but can we eat them now? Is there another reason to stop picking, other than for the plant's sake?
'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'