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Preparation Of Ground Soil
For Rhubarb Is The Key

by Andrew
(Sheffield)

Rich Ground Soil For Planting Rhubarb

Rich Ground Soil For Planting Rhubarb

Preparation of ground soil for rhubarb is key.

I find that my rhubarb gives good results year after year. I've established it more than once, always with good results. It's also trouble free.

My method is to prepare the ground really well.

Make the soil really rich in homemade compost and be really generous. Dig a hole deeper than the root needs, fill it with compost, and put the root into that.

If you're transferring the root from another part of the garden, make sure no weeds like couch grass accompany it. You won't be able to get them out later, unless you dig up the root and start again.

I always remove the flower stems as they appear.

Comment from Jane -

So many don't take this kind of time to begin with. I used to try to grow rhubarb in the most horrible dirt, until I discovered how much a lot of composting was necessary. Rhubarb benefits from rich compost so much.

Removing the flower stalk is also so important, as it's depriving the plant of so much energy.

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