Rhubarb failure

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Re: Rhubarb failure

Post: # 246556Post Christine »

Cheers, Tim - I'll do just that and hope for luscious crops next year.

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Re: Rhubarb failure

Post: # 246602Post trappa »

My rhubarb was a disaster this year but im pretty sure it was the distinct lack of water this spring. Im going to dig it up and half it as its been where it is for about a million years. Not sure when to dig it up though.

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Re: Rhubarb failure

Post: # 246619Post Green Aura »

Now, trappa! :lol:
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Re: Rhubarb failure

Post: # 246622Post Potter's Farm »

Bit concerned about dumping muck on top of the crown.....will it encourage rottting?? Was going to put lot of muck/rotted compost arount the plants then put a layer of straw over the lot for the winter. Will this be ok?

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Re: Rhubarb failure

Post: # 246627Post MKG »

As far as I'm aware, it's not a good idea to put manure on top of new BUDS, as they'll most likely rot. Putting manure on top of dormant crowns should be OK as long as there's time for it to become a little less severe.

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Re: Rhubarb failure

Post: # 246643Post trappa »

Green Aura wrote:Now, trappa! :lol:
Now then!! :lol:

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Re: Rhubarb failure

Post: # 246961Post Millymollymandy »

Back from my hols and the rhubarb has 'died' off yet again for about the 4th time this year, apart from the new red stemmed one that I bought, because it's back to mega drought here yet again. :roll:

I'm just gonna dig the old ones up and chuck them cos they just aren't worth the hassle.

Then I'm going to grow the red stemmed one in a big pot cos that way it can have loads of water!

And then I am moving to the Basque Country which is the greenest place I have ever seen in my life and I will never have to water my garden ever again. God what a dream! :cheers: :flower: :cheers:
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