Grow Rhubarb In Your Garden

What vegetable is a perennial that's easy to grow, looks great in a flowerbed, and is a wonderful addition to a summer pie? Rhubarb of course! Get growing.

How to Grow Rhubarb:

Rhubarb Rheum rhabarbarum
  1. Plant the rhubarb where it will get at least a half day of sun.
  2. Place in average soil, but rhubarb does best in compost-rich soil.
  3. If you start with a small plant, wait two years for harvest.
  4. When rhubarb sends up a flower stalk, remove it.
  5. You can split a mature clump of rhubarb into 2 or 3 divisions.
  6. The leaf attached to the red stems used for cooking can be removed with garden scissors.
  7. Rhubarb is best used fresh, but you also may freeze it.

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