Choosing & Planting Rhubarb

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Knowing what to look for when buying rhubarb plants for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible Rhubarb plants for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener. View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Today we're going to talk about how to pick out and plant a good rhubarb plant. This one right here looks pretty good. It's got a lot of new growth on it. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with it. No diseases or brown or yellow spots on it. So that one looks pretty good right there. Always take a look at the tag. This one is going to say that it needs to be planted about 2-3 feet apart if you're doing multiples. Full sun. You definitely want to plant it in full sun. Give it some good, rich, black dirt to plant it in so it can get established in the ground. These want to be cool and moist at all times for the optimum growth. So as much as you can water these guys is the best. At least once a day if not twice a day for these guys. They prefer that cool moist soil and do not eat the leaves on these guys, only the stalks are edible. Only this part is edible. Don't eat these leaves. I don't think it's poisonous or anything, but do not eat the leaves. It says that right on the tag. Do not eat leaves. Only stalks are edible. Right there. Just plant these in full sun and do not forget to water them.