Grow Your Own Rhubarb

Grow Your Own Rhubarb

Rhubarb is such an easy to grow first vegetable for a novice gardener. For optimum results, grow rhubarb from one year old plants or crowns.

How To Grow Your Own Rhubarb?

  • You will need to choose a fertile, well-drained, somewhat shaded area
  • Dig the soil up in autumn, working in lots of compost or well-rotted manure prior to planting. Rhubarb is not keen on being disturbed once established.
  • Prior to planting, dig a hole a bit wider than the plant. The hole needs to be deep enough for the plant to be just at or just below soil surface.
  • Firmly pat the surrounding soil. Water well.
  • The spacing in between plants ought to be 30 inches for smaller varieties, and 48 inches for bigger varieties.
  • Once the leaves have died down, you need to spread some new compost around the plant for water conservation and weed suppression.
  • In early spring, dead-head any flowers that are visible when new rhubarb stalks appear.

What You Need to Grow Rhubarb

  • Rhubarb plants or seeds
  • Spade
  • Garden fork
  • Spade
  • Trowel

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