Growing Rhubarb

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(Best months for growing Rhubarb in USA - Zone 5a regions)

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  • Easy to grow. Plant pieces of rhizome or roots 8 - 10 cm (3 - 4 in.) deep. Best planted at soil temperatures between 41°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 35 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 1 years. You will have a stronger plant if you leave it for about a year before using..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Brassicas (Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, etc)

Your comments and tips

25 Sep 20, Nkreen (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Best planting option soil sun and watering please. Desperate to get a plant growing healthy for rhubarb crumble
27 Sep 20, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Start with good rich soil, 6-8 hrs sunlight a day, and water 3 times a week. Read the notes here first.
09 Sep 20, Angela Smith (Australia - temperate climate)
what advice can you give someone who is about to start planting first crop of rhubarb. I live in South Australia and we have just started our spring
12 Sep 20, Barbara Robinson (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in riverland where it can get very hot in summer in the 40 I have plant rhubarb plant in morning sun after shade. Do they need a lot of water, and fertiliser
21 Aug 20, Gary Couper (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Any tips for growing rhubarb in Brisbane?
24 Aug 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Most of the info is in the notes here. Plant Sept, good draining soil, maybe a bit of shade if possible (it is a cool weather plant). Takes a few years to really establish. Probably give it a fertiliser hit early in the spring each year and during the picking season. Google how to grow it.
18 Aug 20, Anne (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
How should the rhubarb be kept over winter if kept in a pot? I believe they need the cold period. My young plant looked half dead until I put it in our warm light grow room for now, but I believe that wouldn't be a year round solution, is that right?
20 Aug 20, Anon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Check online how to plant grow and harvest it.
19 Jul 20, sandra (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Should we feed the rhubarb we have in the garden with a fertilizer on a regular basis?
20 Jul 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Fertiliser during the growing season. Whatever you buy just follow the directions.
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