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i planted a piece of rhubarb/not a seed/does the first year rule apply that i should not pull any sticks for eating in the first year



Hi Snoopdog, yes the first year rule applies don't harvest any of the rhubarb the crown needs the energy from the stalks and leaves.

21 Feb, 2014


Even the 2nd year you shouldn't pick all the stalks.

21 Feb, 2014


I always understood it was 3rd year Snoopy.

22 Feb, 2014


Me too, I'd leave half the stems in the 2nd year.

22 Feb, 2014


There is a real possibility you will kill the crown. Ours were still very small and weedy looking in 2nd year.

23 Feb, 2014

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