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

12 Oct 20, Melanie Taylor (Australia - temperate climate)
Just wondering if it is possible to grow rhubarb in a large container, we have downsized and are short on space? TIA
13 Oct 20, Marshall (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Hi, Rhubarb does great in containers. I've had one for years as an ornamental.
13 Oct 20, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
You could do it. It would take a lot of looking after. A suggestion, buy a 200lt drum, cut it in half, put some holes in the bottom for drainage. Plastic 200lt drum on Facebook - market place.
01 Oct 20, martin (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can I buy rhubarb plants?
05 Oct 20, Nick Baxendale (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi Martin There is a company in the Cape called seeds for Africa, they sell the seeds. Cheers Nick
02 Oct 20, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Google where to buy rhubarb in S A.
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
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Can grow rhubarb in a big pot? And which area in the garden can I place it? Thank you.

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