R is FOR ?
RHUBARB FORCERS !
If I ever have riches to spare I will treat my rhubarb at the allotment to some beautiful terracotta forcers - a black plastic bucket is not quite the same. For non gardening visitors placing a forcer over rhubarb in January results in an earlier crop of more sweet and tender stalks. Read more about forcing rhubarb here where there are some links to some delicious sweet and savoury dishes using rhubarb.
These forcers were photographed in the walled vegetable garden at Tatton Park which is not far down the road from us.
Now then don't ruminate but run round to ABC Wednesday now where a lots more Rs are rooting !