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Growing Rhubarb

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

P = Plant crowns

  • 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

23 Oct 17, Karen (Australia - temperate climate)
My rhubarb has mostly green stalks. I have had it about 3 yrs and it is probably older. Why? Is it a different variety?
24 Oct 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You could have a variety like Victoria or Green Victoria, Check "New Life Seeds" - "Boondie Seeds" - " Seed Collection Company" on the net - will show you the different varieties. "Rhubarb Crimson" seems to be more redder.
15 Oct 17, Lexi (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in Glasshouse, Qld. I have one rhubard planted in a tyre. It was quite small when I bought it about three months ago. It is now absolutely flourishing with stalks over a foot long. My question is this... If I can't eat the stalks for the first year what do I do, prune and discard or just leave it alone?
15 Oct 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Maybe pick some - say half. My mother grew it when I was young. Last year I picked asparagus for 6 weeks and I feel I could have picked it for 3 mths.
17 Sep 17, Julie (Australia - temperate climate)
I have been growing one rhubarb crown in a pot for 12 months. The stalks are very thin but tasty. Just bought a much bigger pot & some compost to replant it into. Should I put the pot up on bricks like my lemon tree or just on the ground?
23 Sep 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
In a pot it requires more care and attention. Good soil and a regular fertilizing to produce good stalks. I don't think it really matters if it is raised or not.
07 Sep 17, Bill (Australia - temperate climate)
What is the best manure for Rhubarb, dry or liquid
11 Sep 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Depends which manure - read about them. Manure is a good soil builder. Low to mid strength fertiliser. Fresh manure better to make a water tea with. Old dry manure better to incorporate into the soil.
31 Aug 17, Val Scott (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where in Durban can I buy rhubarb plants?
10 Aug 17, Jennufer smith (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in kingaroy qld ..we have around 36 deg summer and a very small winter maybe 3 frosts..but does get down to 4 deg ..could you tell me the best place to grow rhubarb ..it will be in the ground .. .and how will i know how high to cover with dirt ..ta Jenny .
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