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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 16 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.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

62 weeks after planting

Height

75cm

Spread

75cm

Row Spacing

92cm

Companions

horseradish

Photos

Rhubarb crops

Rhubarb plantings

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Rhubarb harvests

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What people are saying about rhubarb

TODO List

by shiny,

1. DONE plant [Painted Mountain Corn](crop) in the Big Sunny Bed 1. DONE Plant the 2 potted [sunflowers](crop) into the front garden 1. DONE Plant more sun flowers out in the north garden 1. DONE Harvest the [boysenberry](crop) soon 1. SINE6String the [peas](crop) up on the frame. 1. DONE ha...

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Overgrown rhubarb

by maco,

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...

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Plant identification?

by maco,

I just got a house, and the front garden has a bunch of things that I don't recognize. Since [mulberry](crop), [grape](crop), and [rhubarb](crop) have been identified in that bed, I wouldn't be surprised to find these are also edibles. I just don't know what they are. Ideas? [something with a ...

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No subject

by oakandsage,

My [raspberry](crop) are flowering! Anyone whose english [pea](crop) plants yield spherical peas must be a saint. I only get spherical peas if I miss a pod. In the evening I sit out in the garden and eat peas until there is nothing worth eating left on the plant. Then I am done until tomorrow....

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Rhubarb in containers

by Skud,

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...

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