It just isn’t Spring or Summer until we’ve baked
a yummy pie filled with Grandmas Rhubarb.
In today’s post, I share how to grow and harvest Rhubarb.
How to Grow and Harvest Rhubarb Video
My husband started growing his own rhubarb in 2015 when he brought home a nice 1/2 gallon size plant from his Moms garden. In a short few years, the plant takes up a nice 4 foot by 3-foot section behind the barn. In the video below I get hubby to share a few tips on how he grows and harvest this superfood.
This video was super fun to create and can be found on my Youtube and Facebook page.
Rhubarb is a plant I kind of ignored until I had my own country garden. I think the plant is best known for taking up alot of space and PIE! The Rhubarb can be tart and is delicious in sauces and pie.
I think it is best to start the plant from a root cutting because it doesn’t always grow the same plant from seed.
It really is a beautiful plant… I love it some much I started some from a store bought root back by my dome. We will see how it does back here where it is pretty wet during the spring growing season.
Oliver seems to love the stalk of the plant. Be careful with the leaf because I did read that it is poisonous to people and pets.
You will want to be sure the plant has enough space to grow. The Rhubarb loves dry and sunny locations in the garden allowing it to grow 2 – 4 feet wide and tall.
I’d love to hear your opinion about Rhubarb and if you have any questions. Please be sure to comment on my post below or reach out on my contact page for more information.
Happy Rhubarb Gardening,