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By Senga66

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is it okay to eat rhurbarb in its first year



Not really - you should leave the stalks in place the first year to let the crown/roots grow larger, and start cropping next year. However, if you have masses of stalks, you can take a few, but make sure it's less than a third, and only if there are masses.

29 May, 2011


And don't take more than one stalk from each growing centre - a good rule at any time. But its better to wait until next year if you can contain yourself as pulling the stems weakens the plants.

29 May, 2011

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