I’d really like to grow and harvest my own rhubarb. I’ve even been offered a plant from a friend, but I haven’t got a clue what to do with it. Any help would be mucho appreciated, ta
Originally posted 2009-11-02 08:59:18.
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November and December are decent times to plant Rhubarb. You need to dig quite a big hole and put plenty of soil improver/manure in to help the plant establish itself. The crown of the plant should be just under the surface of the soil – about an inch or so. Water well. Then comes a very long wait – up to 2 years in fact before you should harvest anything from it. Then with it established you can look forward to lots of lovely fresh rhubarb. Bring on the pies…wine…jam…mmmmmmmmmmmmm
Thanks for the advice gordonh. I’ll keep you posted on my progress 🙂