Rhubarb

Regular price $9.00

Rhubarb needs an open, sunny spot. Rhubarb does need a cold period before it will start to put on new growth in spring, however hard frosts may damage the newly emerging growth, so try not to plant in a frost pocket if you can. Prepare the bed well by removing weeds and digging in composted manure, and plant the crowns at intervals of 75cm - 1m, making sure the dormant buds are just below the surface of the soil. Keep watered well and in spring apply a dressing of composted manure, making sure you avoid covering the crown of the plant. You should also remove any flowering stalks which appear. In the second year, you may start to harvest some of the stems, but restrict yourself to between a third and a half of the total crop, leaving the rest to mature on the plant.

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Soil Fertile, moist but freelydrained; avoid heavy soils as overly-wet conditions in winter may rot the crowns

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 13 & 14 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St.,Sandusky, MI
  • April 20 &21 at the Goodells County Park.
    • Goodells, MI
    • Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park
  • April 24 & 25 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St.,Armada, MI

Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.