Rhubarb ©Janet Allen

Our rhubarb got off to a hard start in life, getting covered by a pile of cinder blocks for a while. It seems to have recovered, though, and we were able to pick some.

Rhubarb in back yard ©Janet Allen
Rhubarb in back yard

We bought a second variety, but didn't locate it in a very good spot, being crowded by other plants in our habitat garden and also being in quite a bit of shade.

We'll be moving it to a better location.

Rhubarb flower ©Janet Allen
A flowering stalk emerging

In order to send more energy to the leaves, we remove flowering stalks.

Harvest record

YR LB Notes
14 18
13 9 Our first real harvest; primarily for John