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Johnplotman's Journal

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Rhubarb [Rheum] 2011.appearing well.

28 February 2011 20:56:32
Rhubarb [Rheum] 2011.

Rhubarb [Rheum] 2011.

Looking over some of the lower tubs,the Rhubarb is coming on well with them.Still quite young compared to the upper tubs.The Rhubarbs will be given one of its favourites throughout the summer [some liquid manure] every two weeks.

Rhubarb does not have much pest or disease problems,though at times can get a touch of Leaf Spot [Ramularia rhei] and Crown rot [Erwinia rhapontici].The Rhubarb is known as a member of the night shade family.


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aob9 aob9 28 February 2011 21:02:32

Picked our first bunch of Rhubarb on Sunday...........DEEEELICIOUS


Lìga Lìga 28 February 2011 22:57:20

Was in big garden couple days ago,and was happy to see that mine rhubarb what i planted last year is about same sizes like yours.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 01 March 2011 01:00:24

Must check out mine love rhubarb crumble


Scrubber Scrubber 08 March 2011 12:46:36

My Rhubarb is just showing. I wondered what would happen if i covered it with black tubs to force it? Or would that be stupid. Like manuel 'I know noooothin'


Johnplotman Johnplotman 09 March 2011 19:57:03

Thanks everyone.

Scrubber,forcing would be done very early in the year.From now on they should develop well.


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