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Is rubbarb easy to grow?. I love it the kids hate it.!! Had it in the garden as a small child but cannot remember much about it or how to grow it.



yes it is really easy and relatively trouble free.
Chose a sunny site for it and dont pull more than a third of the stems in its first year. remember the leaves are posionous and you shouldnt cook rhubarb in an aluminium pan as it reacts with it.

I pop the leaves on the compost bin as the mulch done nicely.

3 Apr, 2010


Sorry SBG we've just planted 3 new crowns and will not touch this year... If you really want your rhubarb to do well in future years leave alone this year! So that the crown becomes established.

3 Apr, 2010


Do I need to 'force' the rhubarb with one of those pots or can I leave it off as they are £59!!!

4 Apr, 2010


You can force it using an upturned plastic bucket but we don't bother

4 Apr, 2010


I left mine for a year before pulling but some people like to eat asap. hence the not more than a 1/3. :o)
I wouldnt force it until next year but even then like to let it grow un tamperred with.

4 Apr, 2010


We never force ours...

4 Apr, 2010

How do I say thanks?

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