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By Krs1961

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Rhubarb.I planted from seed last year and transferred to a very large pot when large enough , the crown looks to be very healthy and keeps producing new stems but then all of a sudden the leaves start to look unhealthy and begin to die and then that stem begin to die from the top down towards the crown all this time the crown keeps producing fruit happily. I live in Turkey by the way.



Isn't Turkey mostly quite dry? I know we have great difficulty growing good rhubarb even here in France, as it is much dryer than in the UK, where we never had any problem.
I'd say that growing in a pot was a big problem, as rhubarb plants make enormous roots and go down a long way into the ground to get moisture. If you have the space, I'd put it outside in a well manured spot, and during the hot summer have a dripping hosepipe on the spot. (I noticed this is what they did with rhubarb at a nearby chateau.)

24 Feb, 2010

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