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Rhubarb Plants
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Julee    Posted 06-28-2002 at 05:26:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wondering if anyone out there can help me with my rhubarb plants. I have about 4 patches of red rhubarb that are extrememly small and just do not seem to get very big...wondering if I should fertilize them, seperate them, or what??? They get equal amounts of sun and shade during the day. I would like to freeze some so I can make pies all year long, so any suggestions on how I can grow "bigger" rhubarb would be appreciated! Thanks...


bob    Posted 06-28-2002 at 06:26:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
try moving them they need a lot of sun and dig roots in fairly deep. we hadsimilar problem and moved them now have moved again and can,t keep up with them. you know roots have to freeze in winter to produce. have a consin in New Orleans and am going to send her some and she will dig up in fall and put in freezer over winter. Don,t know if can fool mother nature but will try


Jessie    Posted 05-30-2003 at 17:20:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I recently moved to Delaware (from Pennsylvania) and moved some of my rhubarb roots with me.
They start out looking good in the spring, but do not get very big before turning yellow and dying.
I have tried watering them, fertilizing them, and adding manure. They are in a sunny area, and would appreciate any suggestions that anyone can offer.


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