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Old 03-02-2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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When is a good time to put rhubarb in? Anyone have experience growing it?

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We grow it! Here, it is pretty hard to kill, really. We have transplanted rhubarb in the spring and in the fall. I think it is recommended to put the roots in the ground in the spring, but like I said, we cannot kill it here.
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Re: Rhubarb

Thanks for your reply.

Can it withstand hot weather? We've just had (having) our hottest summer on record....my climbing beans hardly produced a thing, the strawberries gave us a couple of shriveled looking specimens here and there, my celery just about cooked while still on the plant and many tomatoes got sunscald.

Gonna have to re-think my gardening strategy if summers continue this way.
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Re: Rhubarb

It seems to flourish here right before hot weather REALLY hits. I have 40-50 year old rhubarb plants and so they are huge (so leave lots of room)... I did learn 2 years ago to NOT over pick them! It will take them the next year to recoup and you won't get much. This year, ours should be back to normal and I learned you should only pick 1/3-1/2 the plant stalks.

Um, now I'm sooo excited to make a batch of rhubarb strawberry jam and pie!!!
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It seems to flourish here right before hot weather REALLY hits. I have 40-50 year old rhubarb plants and so they are huge (so leave lots of room)... I did learn 2 years ago to NOT over pick them! It will take them the next year to recoup and you won't get much. This year, ours should be back to normal and I learned you should only pick 1/3-1/2 the plant stalks.

Um, now I'm sooo excited to make a batch of rhubarb strawberry jam and pie!!!

Yes, ours is generally done before the heat hits, and our heat is no where close to yours, OP. We love rhubarb crisp here!
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