I have bought a rhubarb plant (cant remember the proper name) today and am going to plant it tomorrow, I know I'm getting ahead of myself here and assuming it will thrive but, I have read that I shouldnt harvest the first year's crop but...what do I do with it then? Do I just leave it to its own devices? Do I chop off the stalks that do come? I'm assuming that if they're not being harvested the stalks will go yellow and sluggish, should I cut them then or just leave them?
As you've probably guessed I am a starting-out gardener but am very enhthusiastic and open to any advice