Rhubarb is an easy to grow, perennial vegetable in which you harvest the edible stalks that are generally used in desserts and jams. This notorious plant contains potassium, calcium, folic acid, beta-carotene, magnesium, and vitamins A and K.
Rhubarb is planted as a bare-root (crown). Choose a well-drained spot in the garden that receives full sun. Before planting, mix in compost or rotten manure. Crowns should be placed 2 inches below the surface and 4 feet apart. Much generously and keep well-watered. Stalks should not be harvested the first season as the plant is establishing itself for many years of growth. For complete growing instructions, read our blog article; Growing Rhubarb.
Rhubarb ships as a dormant crown in March. Planting instructions are included.
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