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Rhubarb Information

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rheum

The red stems are the edible part of Rhubarb. The flowers are poisonous are once picked can be composted, or boiled in water to make an organic pesticide.


Moon Planting Type: Leafy

Soil Type: Loam

Aspect: South-facing

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Hardy

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)

Height:

Spread:

Rhubarb Growing Notes

Sowing

Buy plants or plant offsets rather than seeds, for a more reliable plant. Plant offsets in winter, or potted plants in spring. Block plant 80cm apart.

Rhubarb can be forced using pots placed over the roots in early spring, but this should not be done every year.

Pruning & Thining

Harvesting

Pick a few red stems as and when required. Rhubarb can be frozen raw or cooked and frozen.

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