Want to make sure you have enough of this pie-tarting, jam-making, cobbler-cobbling perennial on hand when you need it? Try growing rhubarb in your garden. It’s prolific, easy to grow, and even easier to maintain.
|When to sow indoors||Not applicable|
|When to sow outdoors||Early spring or fall|
|Seed depth||Buds: 2 inches
Divisions: 1 inch
|Germination soil temperature||Not applicable|
|Germination length||Not applicable|
|When to transplant||Early spring or fall|
|Varieties||Valentine (cold-hardy, heat-tolerant)
Fulton's Strawberry Surprise (voted best tasting in UK taste test)
|pH range||5.5 – 6.5|
|Soil temperature for growing||40° – 75°F|
|Spacing||24" – 36"|
|Watering||Moderate and even|
|Light||Partial shade to full sun|
|Nutrient requirements||N = low
P = low
K = low
|Fertilizer schedule||Top with compost in spring|
|When to harvest||Starting on 3rd season, no more than 1/2 of plant's stems. Finish harvesting by late summer.|
Looking for more information and inspiration?
Learn how to grow rhubarb here.
Image thanks to Andrew!