[NAFEX] novice grower report.....rhubarb

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Wed Aug 6 00:23:21 EDT 2008

I've also had rhubarb fairly happy in shade.  And as you said, plants in
general would rather not be moved..

~ Stephen

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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Sheridan Shumway
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 7:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] novice grower report.....rhubarb

i cant give you much input as im a novice myself to most of what you have
listed but i can give yah advose on the rhubarb.....quit moving it! it likes
to be left alone and if you bought a small plant it takes a couple years to
gain some size.....i have grown the stuff in the darn near 100% clay we have
without issue...my grandmother has monster plants growing on a gumbo hill
side....to get large plants you need large roots....to get large roots they
need to be left undisturbed year after year....once established they are
close to impossible to kill and a little bit of TLC produces great looking
large plants. make sure they git some good sun and keep them watered and
they should do fine.....my mom's only gets morning sun and she has large
plants....mine only get late afternoon sun and i have large plants....my
grandmothers get full sun all day and she has huge plants but that is likely
due to them being well over 30 years old....

Sheridan S.
zone 3 or 4
northeast Montana

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