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03 Aug 17 Julie Campbell (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi ihave a rubbarb plant from a nursery year before last. I'm growing it in a pot semi shade. It doesn't seem to flourish. It usually has 3-5 stalks on it at one time it made it to 10-ia athought i was soon to have a rubbarb pie BUT it is down to one sad wilting stalk-help. What's wrong with it?
03 Aug 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Are you giving it enough area to grow in - as in nutrients from the soil. You may need a far bigger pot. A regular fertilizing - like each couple of months might help. Any chance of putting it in the ground. Maybe plant a few more. Growing in pots requires a lot more care and attention than in the ground.

Hi ihave a rubbarb plant from a nursery year before last. I'm growing it in a pot semi shade. It doesn't seem to flourish. It usually has 3-5 stalks on it at one time it made it to 10-ia athought i was soon to have a rubbarb pie BUT it is down to one sad wilting stalk-help. What's wrong with it?

- Julie Campbell

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