Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How much room for Tromboncino zucchini?
by sanderson Today at 3:38 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Today at 3:36 am

» Monarch Supporter
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:04 pm

» Please Share Your Knowledge with a Newbie!
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» New England August 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:07 pm

» Do you fertilize? If so, what do you use?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:52 pm

» Time flies when you are having fun
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:42 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:23 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» Experiment - Amended Soil and MM
by Turan Yesterday at 4:41 pm

» Aug 2017 lower south - better late than never
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:19 pm

» Sweet Potato "Toast" -- MIND BLOWN!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:56 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:52 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:46 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:25 am

» Caterpillar - Good or Bad?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:15 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:51 am

» Avocado toast with garden tomato
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:13 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:01 am

» AUGUST 23, 2017, 6:00 PM EASTERN -- LIVE STREAM
by sfg4uKim 8/22/2017, 9:38 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 8/22/2017, 7:22 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess 8/22/2017, 4:42 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by dixie 8/22/2017, 10:47 am

» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by dixie 8/22/2017, 9:50 am

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by Kelejan 8/22/2017, 12:35 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/21/2017, 9:17 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Rhubarb Rhubarb

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

re; rhubarb rhubarb

Post  reservoir on 4/13/2014, 12:26 pm

Thank you! Smile
avatar
reservoir

Female Posts : 27
Join date : 2014-01-24
Age : 64
Location : leicester, uk

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb Rhubarb

Post  boffer on 4/13/2014, 12:30 pm


Remove the flower stalks as they are seen. During the first year of planting, the stalks should not be picked, since food from the leaves is needed to nourish the roots for the next year's growth. One light picking may be taken during the year following planting if the plants are vigorous, and beginning the second year following planting, the entire plant may be harvested.


I've let the flowers stay, and I've tried removing the flower stalk.  I haven't seen a difference.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb Rhubarb

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/13/2014, 12:51 pm

Here's the page that was recommended earlier in this thread for those of us in the hot dry areas of the country:
http://www.texasgardener.com/pastissues/julaug03/rhubarb.html

I bought a plant in Arizona this spring and have it getting going in my garden. I guess I'll be putting some shade cloth around it and I planted it where it will get afternoon shade. I guess I might not get much out of it - DARN!

However, I have seed so I'll follow his instructions for next year and see how well I can do with it. As someone said at $3.99 a lb in the stores, it's worth the work!
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1916
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb Rhubarb

Post  plantoid on 4/13/2014, 1:16 pm

@boffer wrote:

Remove the flower stalks as they are seen. During the first year of planting, the stalks should not be picked, since food from the leaves is needed to nourish the roots for the next year's growth. One light picking may be taken during the year following planting if the plants are vigorous, and beginning the second year following planting, the entire plant may be harvested.



I've let the flowers stay, and I've tried removing the flower stalk.  I haven't seen a difference.




Once the flowers turn to seed and ripen , like most soft cell plants the plant crown tends to die down a bit for the year , chopping out the flower spike delays things & allows a longer harvest period & the rhubarb is not so sour  .


 Over here we  also recommend to split the crowns every three years in early autumn before the frosts & snows and plant the split crown right way up in a new well manured location as the ground will have been depleted of a lot of nutrients even if you top dress with composted manure .


Rhubarb seeds tend to do well , out of 25 seeds I sowed every one came up.   I grew them all on to about 4 inches tall in five inch pots after transplanting from individual sown seeds in 2 inch pots .  I gave 21 of them away ..often getting perennial flower bulbs corms & tubers in exchange.

Because of the second stage of landscaping our garden being imminent I dug up all five crowns out the mother earth garden a few weeks ago and transplanted them into (  Horror of Horrors ) an inconvenient empty ANSFG bed where they will eventually shade other crops  No .

Because it is now so warm outside , two have started to throw up flower spikes.
They will be getting cut out in a few minutes time , as all I want to really do is keep the crowns alive for splitting & replanting in a dedicated bed this autumn .



Tip

Whenever harvesting .. slid thumb down groove of stem , push hard and twist when your thumb is down in the crown and the stem comes out easily ..

Never harvest all stalks  & always leave at least four stalks  over four inches tall with leaf on the crown so it can photosynthesize ,  as this prolongs the harvesting season.
 
They do like a good drink of water as well but not too much nor too often .
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3721
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb Rhubarb

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum