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How do you kill RHUBARB!!
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Sammie LOL!!!!    Posted 04-02-2002 at 19:47:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
The man who lived here for 50 years planted rhubarb right beside the fence around the horse pasture. I understand rhubarb is not good at all for horses to eat but they keep trying. He also planted "polk" and it is growing everywhere. I poured an entire gallon of bleach on one hill of rhubarb and I think it liked it cuz it doubled in size in just a few days!!! How do I get rid of this stuff?

Christina    Posted 06-23-2003 at 10:27:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't know if this'll make it to ya, but I thought I'd try.
Did you ever kill that Rhubarb?? I got the same problem.


lori    Posted 10-03-2006 at 09:20:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
rhubarb is taking over part of my yard and it was here when i moved into my house and i don't even eat the stuff. i just want to get rid of all of it, help!

lori    Posted 10-10-2006 at 16:08:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i would really like to know how to kill my rhubarb
if anyone knows PLEASE let me know.

lori    Posted 10-10-2006 at 16:23:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
well someone just told me to use salt to kill rhubarb not sure what kind but here goes, just wait and see what happens next year???? wish me luck. i'll get back to all of you when i find out for sure.

June    Posted 09-03-2002 at 10:33:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Use the rhubarb for foundation plants for foundation planting. They look wonderful as landscape plants. Get lots of recipes for rhubarb. They even make wine from it. Not the leaves tho, they are too full of oxalic acid. Pigs will eat them without harm. After you have saved a few plants, fence in the area with hog wire. Get a weaner pig in the spring and put him in the fenced area. Slaughter the pig in October. Rototill the area and put in alfalfa. It will grow great. Do this every year and you will end up with a freezer full of meat,a renewed pasture, a happier, healthier horse, a nicely landscaped place, and som good jam on the shelves, and pies in the freezer.

WallSal55    Posted 04-05-2002 at 15:41:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Transplant the rhubarb to another spot. Then
make or have someone make a rhubarb-cherry pie.
You will never regret it--the pie, I mean!

Mudcat49    Posted 04-03-2002 at 12:20:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have "wild" Poke weed growing all over the place down here in Sunny South Florida. The young tender leaves are good in salad and are also great cooked up like greens(with fatback of course) I read somewhere that they are using the berries in Medicine for Aids.

kraig WY    Posted 04-03-2002 at 08:02:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Not to affend you but that's funny. I tried several times to plant rhubarb and haven't suceeded. Guess I'm the only person in the world who can't grow it. Most of my neighbors have lots so it can't be the climent.

Sammie    Posted 04-03-2002 at 09:18:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kraig, email me your addy and I'll gladly send you mine when I get it dug out!!! lol I'll send you some polk as well.

kraig WY    Posted 04-03-2002 at 09:48:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Think it too dry for Polk Salad, although I have eaten it before and it wasn't bad.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 04-03-2002 at 06:04:34       [Reply]  [No Email]

Dave 2N    Posted 04-03-2002 at 06:01:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No such thing as being able to kill rhubarb.
About two years ago last fall, I went to an auction and bought a 2 bottom Ferguson plow for my Ford 2N. Couldn't wait for spring to try it out so I decided to give the garden a fall plowing. The next day, when my wife went out to look at the job, I heard the most awful hollering with my name being mentioned loudly and frequently. Turns out I had plowed the rhubarb under. Well, I waited on pins and needles all winter but guess what? In the spring, that rhubarb came up better than ever!

Les...fortunate    Posted 04-03-2002 at 02:52:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, I wish I had that problem. I love rhubarb and have never had any luck making it thrive. It will live but will not thrive.
Can't believe anybody would plant poke. It's just a weed.
We have rhubarb growing out in a pasture where there are horses, cattle and donkeys. Have never seen any of them touch it. Maybe your horses need an IQ test? ";^)

Ludwig    Posted 04-03-2002 at 16:26:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh cripes ignore the stuff. Drive the tractor
through it. Walk on it, call it names, tell it you
don't want it 'round. It'll grow right enough.
We've got a good patch on the farm, but its
getting tatty. Dad "accidentally" hit some of it
with the mower last summer. I'm probably
going to hit the rest this summer. It'll come
back better than ever.

james rae    Posted 06-11-2003 at 02:54:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
is there any chemical, that is fairly safe to use, that can kill off rhubarb?

magpie    Posted 04-03-2002 at 15:45:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lots of manure and water Les, I have put fresh chicken poop on it and it grew like crazy. I'm not much of a gardener but anyway that was my experience.

Sammie    Posted 04-03-2002 at 06:24:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Polk is used for making salads and stuff like that but you sure wouldn't catch me eating it!! But I'm serious, it's everywhere. It took over the old garden so I pulled the posts out and took the wire down hoping that if the horses tromple it for a few years and it doesn't get watered, maybe that will help? lol Don't know what to do with all of it growing around the pumphouse. Dig, i guess.

Dell (WA)    Posted 04-03-2002 at 01:33:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sammie..........true, rubbarb leaves are poisionious, but sure do like rubbarb pie, the way my teeth squeek, yummy.

When I have an obnoxious plant that refuses to die when I want it to, I cut it off close to the ground and paint the stub with straight roundup. Gets sucked right into the roots than way. Even works on bamboo, and wild blackberrys, small alder trees.........Dell

big fred    Posted 04-02-2002 at 20:11:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had some at my previous house. I dug it up by the roots, gave it to my neighbor and she gave it to her mother. A couple years later it had come back, so I dug it up again, which was fortunate since the plant I gave my neighbor had died. It didn't come back again, but I had to dig quite deep, probably 2 feet or so.

R U really Big Fred? DJ    Posted 04-03-2002 at 17:15:57       [Reply]  [No Email]

big fred with the story    Posted 04-04-2002 at 07:43:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, if yer layin' down in a trench or if yer standin' in a 7 ft deep pit and look up at me, you'd think I was big. That's how I got the name, a feller was layin' in a trench running some hydraulic lines here at work. I walked up and introduced myself, he looked up and said "Da*&, you're a big F*&#, ain't ya!" I looked down at him and said, "Well, maybe, but you're layin' in a trench, so anybody would look big". He says "By golly yer right! Guess that makes me kind of a a dumb F*#&, don't it?" His co-worker in the next room heard this exchange and the names stuck. I changed the F*&# to fred to make it presentable for this forum.

Sammie    Posted 04-04-2002 at 08:58:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I figured the "big" came from distinguishing you from "little Fred".

In my family we have Big Dan, Little Dan (who is bigger now than big Dan) and brother Dan, Big Gary and Little Gary (who is now bigger than big Gary, not father and son) and Big Debi and Little Debi and they are the same height but little Debi is bigger around!!!

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