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By Daisyco

Merseyside, United Kingdom Gb

Over the winter months I put black buckets lined with garden fleece over my rhubarb to keep it snug over winter. Come spring when it starts to grow I get some of the lovliest pink rhubarb I'v ever tasted, can I carry on this practice right through the year ?



I wouldn't advise it the crown, root, of the rhubarb needs to be fed by the leaves and to do this they need light and moisture. If you keep covered you are likely to get a very poor crop next year.

17 Apr, 2011


Lovely tender rhubarb is a spring treat. We have to enjoy it in its more mature form the rest of the summer. Shame, but there it is.

17 Apr, 2011


Thanks folks of course moon grower should have known that and yes it will be a treat again next spring.

17 Apr, 2011

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