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can I eat first year rhubarb

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Plant is healty and has quite a good show of stalks



you should leave them on in the 1st year and next year you will get a bigger crop.

23 Jul, 2009


as long as you dont take more than 1/3 of the stalks you will be fine.

23 Jul, 2009


I agree with sbg just don't take too much

23 Jul, 2009


And careful when pulling it as the roots may not ventured out and may be damaged if a stalk is pulled a bit firmly!

23 Jul, 2009


Cut instead of pulling

23 Jul, 2009


On a young plant i would cut, but its better to pull in general when established? Just checking!

24 Jul, 2009


Yes normally I would pull but not in first year or two

24 Jul, 2009


Just had my first ruhubarb pie this week my plant was bought early this year and has flourished with at least ten good stems, so there is no reason not to pull a few in its first year as long as you leave most of the stems on for its first year.

26 Jul, 2009

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