In years gone by you’d have probably had your head cut off for touching the crown. The Wrigglers talk more Rhubarb below:
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The best way to plant rhubarb is to plant rhubarb crowns. What’s more, this time of year is perfect for dividing your Rhubarb crown.
What are Rhubarb crowns
Crowns are a piece of root with 2-3 dormant buds visible. Now’s the time to think about planting them – late autumn, 90cm or more apart, depending on the eventual spread of your cultivar. Rhubarb will grow well in a sunny, open site, on a wide range of soils, as long as it has been well-prepared with plenty of manure or compost.
Rhubarb – what you might not know?
Rhubarb is a vegetable – but often used as a fruit.
In the United Kingdom, the first rhubarb of the year is harvested by candlelight in forcing sheds – dotted around the rhubarb triangle between Wakefield, Leeds and Morely – where light is excluded, to produce a sweeter, more tender stalk.
That’s enough of the worms, here’s some tip-top advise from the experts
@TheMontyDon has a video on dividing Rhubarb – pretty simple
@lucyhall_GW talks about why Rhubarb keeps blooming
Dividing perennials in full
This is useful for every type of perennial you divide:
Or would you rather train a lily beetle to sit?
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