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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Ayrshire Newbie
by robert1938 Today at 12:17 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by robert1938 Today at 12:02 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:53 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 9:53 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 9:45 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM Today at 12:33 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Turan Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» Lower south Oct 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Thumbs Up????
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:47 pm

by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:37 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:34 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Yesterday at 12:01 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 10/16/2017, 8:21 pm

» new greenhouse got drafted
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 8:08 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 7:55 pm

» New England October 2017
by countrynaturals 10/16/2017, 1:09 pm

» October Avatar: Don't Fence Me In
by trolleydriver 10/16/2017, 11:45 am

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 3:51 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 11:34 am

» Leaf-Footed squash bugs
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:06 pm

» large plant ID stakes
by has55 10/14/2017, 4:02 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:12 am


Search SFG Forum

Rhubarb and SFG

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Rhubarb and SFG

Post  k-g-harris on 5/18/2014, 10:24 pm

I have two established Rhubarb plants in the ground, 3rd season for both.  I have bought a new plant and would like to put it in a raised SFG.  But I couldn't find any mention of rhubarb in my SFG book.  Is 6 inches deep enough?  1 per square foot?

Posts : 1
Join date : 2014-01-27
Location : Christiansburg, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb and SFG

Post  mollyhespra on 5/18/2014, 11:15 pm

Hello & welcome to the forum.

Rhubarb has an extensive root system.  Read this article & you'll see what I mean.  My rhubarb isn't in my SFG, but if it were, it would easily take up 9 squares once established.

HTH & good luck!

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb and SFG

Post  sfg4uKim on 6/11/2014, 9:20 pm

k-g-harris wrote:I have two established Rhubarb plants in the ground, 3rd season for both.  I have bought a new plant and would like to put it in a raised SFG.  But I couldn't find any mention of rhubarb in my SFG book.  Is 6 inches deep enough?  1 per square foot?
Hi k-g-harris

Sorry I missed your original post. Welcome.

What did you decide to do?  I LOVE SFG but there are just some things I don't do in my SFG beds - perennial herbs because they end up growing too large for the square after a year or two and potatoes are just a couple.


I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January - Barbara Kingsolver - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

FB: Square Foot Gardening 4 U


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1945
Join date : 2010-09-30
Age : 58
Location : Glen Burnie, MD

View user profile http://sfg4u.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb and SFG

Post  jimmy cee on 6/12/2014, 7:35 am

I have 3 rhubarb plants in 1 bed that's not M.M., just solid soil.
The picture included shows the first season which was 4 years ago.
I would not be able to plant anything in this bed due to the rhubarbs taking over the entire bed, and they are gorgeous, tasty also.
I place my strawberry plant containers in this area when the rhubarb's done.
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1923
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb and SFG

Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/12/2014, 7:55 am

Well, this is good timing.  I was about to seed some Glaskins Perpetual rhubarb I got from Baker Creek.  The plan was to put them in the perennial bed...  But maybe I'll rethink that...

Thanks, guys!

And welcome, K-G.

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4272
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb and SFG

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 6/12/2014, 12:23 pm

In a well-amended bed (sack of cow compost dumped on the plant just before it starts growing in Spring), a rhubarb plant can easily outgrow a 4 square foot bed.  Our old plant Big Mama is five feet across and some of the stalks are almost as big around as my wrist.  I don't know how deep the roots grow, but the one time I tried to remove an entire rhubarb plant to give my sister a start, I swear the roots were speaking Mandarin.  BTW, it transplanted well, but the next spring some part I'd missed came up in my new strawberry bed, and I still haven't been able to get it all out.  Nonna


Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rhubarb and SFG

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

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