Growing Rhubarb

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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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

28 Apr 20, Kristen (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Is it too late to plant rhubarb from plants this year in my zone? The chart above says March. Or should I wait until next year? Thank you!
05 May 20, Rossana Parker (Canada - Zone 6b Temperate Warm Summer climate)
Can grow rhubarb in a big pot? And which area in the garden can I place it? Thank you.
08 Jun 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It grows fine in a big pot and is happy in semi-shared areas.
16 May 20, Donna Johnson (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Will rhubarb grow in my zone if I plant in a container and if so which kind should I plant?
28 Feb 21, PAUL Embury (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Can I successfully grow Rhubarb in Miami if I plant it in a pot to keep it out of the direct sun in the summer? What variety would grow best?
01 Mar 21, Anon (USA - Zone 10b climate)
In 10b zone it says here it won't grow. It is probably too hot.
02 May 21, Trish I. (USA - Zone 7b climate)
We have very recently (April) moved some rhubarb plants that originated from my FIL's family homestead many years ago, from Denver CO to SC. I desperately want to keep these alive, mostly for my husband. Any advice? Our ground is hard as a rock in most spots and has a lot of clay, so figured I need to keep them in pots. How big of a pot do I need, should I be sure to put them on the side of the house where there's mostly only morning sun, in order to continue the "family line", should I try and gather seeds from the plant for the following year? Thanks!
04 May 21, Anonymous (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I suggest you read some articles about growing them. The bigger the pot the better 18-24
06 May 21, Laura Ellington (USA - Zone 8a climate)
you really are better off putting them in a raised garden bed with mixed clean top soil, lots of compost, peat moss, blood meal, and a slow release fertilizer. Rhubarb get very large and can live for many years and their root systems can get quite large, keeping them in pots will restrict their growth and you will have to water more often and continually use fertilizer more often then them being in the ground.
18 May 21, LORI (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Can I grow rhubarb in zone 9A?
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