Herbaceous perennials, *Rheum x hybridum* grown for their fruity but acidic leaf stalks.

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Harvesting rhubarb

I've got a big, lovely rhubarb plant in my yard which I'd hope to be able to harvest a few different times over the course of a summer. How should I harvest my rhubarb to encourage it to regrow ...
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How do I grow rhubarb in hot weather

I live in South Carolina (37 C or 100 F everyday in July), but I LOVE Rhubarb. I planted 4 rhubarb plants in the shade on the north side of my house. 3/4 have died and the last is struggling. They get ...
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Forcing rhubarb - alternatives to fancy forcing jars?

Gardening guides, when discussing rhubarb, will always illustrate their advice with a picture of some fancy forcing jars, or else reclaimed old-fashioned chimney pots, which look great and add ...
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“Forcing rhubarb” - what does that mean?

In the question Forcing rhubarb - alternatives to fancy forcing jars?, the poster is asking how to "force rhubarb". What does that mean? The house we bought has a rhubarb plant in the yard, but I ...
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How do I treat rhubarb rust?

I have a small rhubarb plant and one of the stems has gotten some rust on it. What should I do? (there are only 3 small stems on the plant)
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Is there a correct moment to start forcing rhubarb?

So some of my rhubarb is just starting to show signs of life. A vivid yellow-green-red bud is starting to burst from the old brown husk. I'm planning to force some of the crop. Is now the right moment ...
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Can I plant rhubarb roots in mid July, in Michigan?

I am new to growing rhubarb. I live in Michigan and it is mid July. I found some clearance rhubarb roots and decided to give them a try. Can I plant them now, so they will come up next year? Also can ...