Ever thought about growing rhubarb plants? If you love a good rhubarb pie, or just rhubarb in general, then you've come to the right place. Here we have information on rhubarb care, from simple growing tips to when and how to harvest rhubarb or how to tackle any rhubarb growing problems before they destroy your crop.
Rhubarb is a cool weather vegetable with vibrant, tasty stalks which vary in color depending on the variety. The Sunrise rhubarb variety is pink and has a thick, sturdy stalk that stands up well to canning and freezing. Learn more about it in this article.
Canadian Red rhubarb plants produce striking red stalks that contain more sugar than other varieties. Like other types of rhubarb, it grows best in colder climates, is easy to grow, and adds beautiful foliage and color to the garden. Learn about growing Canadian Red rhubarb here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Growing ornamental rhubarb adds an attractive specimen to a mixed border in the landscape. When combined with medium and small foliage of other plants, the Chinese rhubarb plant makes a statement in your garden. Learn more about it in this article.
Most vegetables are grown as annuals each season, but plants require more time to produce a crop. Rhubarb is an example of a perennial addition to the home garden, and the ‘Crimson Cherry’ variety is especially known for its sweet taste. Learn about it here.
So, you?ve decided to plant some rhubarb and are in a quandary about what method of propagation is best. The question, ?Can you plant rhubarb seeds,? may have crossed your mind. Before you get too committed, let?s make sure it?s the right move for you. Learn more here.
I let my rhubarb flower. But, hey, I enjoyed a splendid show of flowers and now have a rhubarb seed collection for planting more rhubarb next year! So, if you?re feeling rebellious, click here to learn more about how to collect rhubarb seeds for planting next year.
Did you know that you can also force rhubarb to get early rhubarb plant stalks? Despite the fact that the cultivation method was developed as early as the 1800?s, most of us are clueless, about this technique. Click here to find out how to force rhubarb plants.
If you aren?t necessarily a fan of the vegetable, but you want a pretty and exotic new plant for your garden, try Rheum australe. Also known as Himalayan rhubarb, care for this perennial is easy and comes with great rewards. Click this article to learn more.
Of course, you can plant seeds or buy potted rhubarb plants as well, but there is a difference between planting bare root rhubarb and the others. What?s bare root rhubarb? The following article contains information on how and when to plant dormant rhubarb roots.
While the stalks are edible, the leaves of rhubarb are poisonous. So what happens if you put rhubarb leaves in compost piles? Is composting rhubarb leaves okay? Find out if you can compost rhubarb leaves in this article.
Rhubarb actually comes in several colors, including pink and speckled rhubarb varieties. You may even discover that green varieties of rhubarb are surprisingly sweet, and tend to be more productive! Click here to learn more.
If you?ve seen a rhubarb plant in someone?s garden, then you know the plant can become huge. So what if you love rhubarb and would like to grow it but have limited space? This article will help with growing rhubarb in containers.
Since I?m from one of the northern states, I just assumed that growing rhubarb in warm climates, such as most of the southern regions of the nation, was out of the question. Good news! I?m wrong! Find out how to grow rhubarb in warm climates here.
Rhubarb is easy to grow and, for the most part, pest and disease free. That said, rhubarb is prone to spots on its leaves. What causes rhubarb rust spots and what can be done for rhubarb that has brown spots? Learn more in this article.
Is rhubarb plant division necessary? If so, how and when should this garden task be performed? This article will help answer these questions, so click here to get more information about dividing rhubarb plants.
Rhubarb requires cool temperatures to ?rest? before the plant regenerates in spring. The zone you live in will dictate the type of rhubarb winter care necessary to keep the plant producing. Learn more in this article.
Many people are familiar with the large green and red leaves on a rhubarb, but when the plant produces a rhubarb flower, this can give a gardener pause. Read this article for tips on how to keep rhubarb from going to seed.
Rhubarb is a different sort of vegetable in that it is a perennial, coming back every year at the same time wherever you plant it. When thinking about how to grow rhubarb, you will find info from this article helpful.