Rhubarb

Rhubarb-Victoria variety

Yesterday I picked up 2 rhubarb plants-Victoria variety (not the root types but the actual plant) at the nursery and will transplant them today. They were flowering and I read that if they start flowering, one should cut off the flowers so it puts it’s energy into growing leaves again. I hope it will do well with the asparagus (I read somewhere that it likes asparagus close by).  I wish my plants looked like the picture here but alas they do not. The plants look a little sad-root bound, only 2 leaves each and dry but I think I can revive them-they just need room to stretch out…

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One comment on “Rhubarb

  1. gene solyntjes says:

    Good timing Jannine!

    I wanted permanent beds of asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries started in the greenhouse this year. 2 shipments of asparagus arrived, one totally survived and rest did not! I did not know the species of Rhubarb best to plant here, but received that info today. Any suggestions for strawberries?
    I just wish there was a nursery between Santa Fe and Las Vegas, the run down there is expensive with gas being what it is.

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