Rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum
How to sow rhubarb: Transplant crowns or direct seed indoors
Sun requirement for rhubarb: Plant in Full Sun
Rhubarb has been planted 17 times by Growstuff members.
Rhubarb is a perennial herbaceous plant in USDA Zones 4-8. It cannot be harvested from in the first year of planting. It has large green leaves that are poisonous and thick, red-green stalks that are edible raw or cooked. It's stalks have a strong, tart taste and are commonly used in strawberry-rhubarb pies.
First harvest expected62 weeks after planting
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There's a plant next to my driveway that a friend says is [rhubarb](crop). He says it's normal that if you let it overgrow, the stalks go brown instead of bright red. It's about as tall as me at this point. Can I still cook the stalks, even though they're far past ripe? Do I just cut back the rhu...Read more
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I've got some [rhubarb](crop) seedlings which I hope to plant out in containers. Does anyone have much experience with this? Any particular tips? I know rhubarb's meant to be a heavy feeder so I'm wondering particularly how to keep it happy in that regard. I've also heard it's a good companion to...Read more
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