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Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Fruit, Rhubarb | 3 comments

How to Grow Rhubarb

How to Grow Rhubarb

Name: Rhubarb   Description: **It’s always nice to have a few of these plants since they are so undemanding and are one of a very few perennial vegetables. Even if you do nothing to the plant at all, you can expect a decent harvest of rhubarb. **It freezes well for winter use and also provides you with a nice fruitlike dish in the spring and early summer when other fruits are not yet bearing. **Remember that the leaves are poisonous and should never be eaten. The stalks, however, are rich in vitamins and flavor.   Position: **This plant is a big mound that is almost 3 feet wide and almost as tall. **Rhubarb does not like hot, dry climates. It will still grow but not very quickly and will often try to go to seed. **Choose a spot that is out of the way, like a back row of a garden. Since the plant is permanent, it will not be part of a crop-rotation program or ever be part...

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