Hi just entered gardening gloves free giveaway.I have a very long garden that needs a complete overall from sctatch so thought these would come in handy and any tips to make it easier for a single person so easy maintenance and on budget gteatly appreciated.
@nadawn123 good idea – that way you should get a good crop in your 2nd year. You can go for something like “Timperley Early” and plant them out in very early spring (you could even plant them out no actually if you can get hold of dormant crowns). It’s dead easy to look after – just make sure the place you plant them are weed free then dig in plenty of compost – make sure to plant rhubarb in a sunny spot with well drained soil – if the soil is too damp the crown might rot. Cut off any flowers and seed heads as they develop in the spring and summer and don’t harvest stalks during the first year as this will weaken the plant – in the second year you should get plent of rhubarb sticks from April till June – only the sticks are edible – the leaves are actually poisonous!!