[NAFEX] Rhubarb under grapevines

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Apr 11 17:17:01 EDT 2003

Light isn't the problem, fertilizer is.  Rhubarb likes LOTS of fertilizer -
rotted manure, that sort of thing.  Plant it near the grapes and you will
overfertilize them in the process, making them too vigorous and disrupting
fruit set.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at

From: "Joe Hecksel" <jhecksel at voyager.net>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 16:51:52 -0400
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: [NAFEX] Rhubarb under grapevines


Does anybody have experience planting rhubarb under grapevines?

I bought a package of rhubarb seed and now have 14 plants.  I am
looking for a place to put them.  The grapes are primarily French-
American hybrids trained to Geneva Double Curtain.

It certainly looks like there will be plenty of light until June 15, or
so and I much prefer rhubarb to nettles, thistles and catnip that now
want to grow there.

Any comments or observations will be appreciated.
Joe Hecksel
Personal Webpage http://my.voyager.net/~jhecksel

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