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I have a Timperley Early rhubarb crown growing in a large terracotta pot, but the stems are small and spindly. What should I do to get large chunky stems?



Plant it in the ground, with a good dollop of well rotted manure or compost in the hole and keep mulched. Rhubarb needs a lot of food and does not, in my experience, do well in a pot.

10 May, 2011


Thank you for your advice, i'll move it asap.

11 May, 2011


And if this is the crowns first year just let the stems grow away and don't use - they are needed to feed the crown.

11 May, 2011


It is about 3/4yrs old and has only produced 2-3 stems last year that I could say were decent. Should the top of the crown be covered?

11 May, 2011


Barely covered Debbie

11 May, 2011

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