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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

My rhubarb which I moved to this spot some months ago looks healthyenough, there are plenty of sticks under all these leaves but only one of them is thicker than 1/4 of an ingh. Can I do anything about this ?




I would leave it alone for this year. Perhaps a good mulch with some stable manure or your own compost and a dressing of bone meal for a slow feed.

21 May, 2022


you often get thick and thin stalks, that's the nature of the plant.

Give it time and some will be thicker next year. Just be patient and give it a good feed now and again.

21 May, 2022


Thanks J, I wish I’d left it alone as it’s been really productive for several years.

22 May, 2022


I think the thin sticks have something to do with the very dry Spring we had. Mine are the same - wanted some at lunchtime and there were none fit to pull. I'm going to give it a feed wsith a general fertilizer, probably Miracle grow because there's some on the shelf. Also make sure it has enough water, which is what I didn't do as even carrying a canful raised my BP too high...
So sorry, I know how frustrated you'll be So am I.

22 May, 2022


Thanks for that suggestion Sue, I too have miracle grow in store. But I did give the rhubarb a canful every day during the dry weather.

23 May, 2022


Did you? Maybe if I'd done it as I should it wouldn't have made any difference then. You have comforted me a lot!

23 May, 2022

How do I say thanks?

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