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I have had 4 crownds for 5 years ,this year in the winter i took them out and left them to let the frost get at them as i was informed,was this correct.
now i have dug in horse manure,and three weeks after planted the crownds,it has started to grow but it is very thin stalks the size of a pencil,the big stalks are soft.
Have i done something wrong or as the life of the crowns finished,



Your horse manure is fresh and the plants are getting too much ammonia. Dig them up and plant out in another place with old manure, let them grow in the place you want them for the future. You may not have any rhubarb this year, but next year you should have a good crop.

16 Apr, 2009


I have never heard about digging them up for the frost to get at them. Follow the advice above and just think about next years crop :o)

16 Apr, 2009


I've never heard of digging up anything to let the frost get at it... Follow Dr B's advice and, with any luck, you'll have lots of rhubarb next year.

16 Apr, 2009


Me too, I thought they hated being dug up! Good luck, hope they come back for you!

18 Apr, 2009

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