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23/04/2014 at 18:16

Hi folks, my rhubarb isn't doing well at all. Really short stalks and not at all fat. First year in the ground (had been in a pot for a couple of years before).  Any tips of what I can do to get a better crop next year? Thanks

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23/04/2014 at 18:57

Did you give it anything in the way of topdressing?

23/04/2014 at 19:01

I didn't.... What kind of top dressing would you suggest pls?

23/04/2014 at 19:05

I'm no expert, but I put I gave mine a good layer of compost in early spring (not on the crown itself) and it has really exploded into growth since then. 

23/04/2014 at 19:26
Possibly didn't like the transplanting, I guarantee it will do better next year and even more so should you feed it with compost or well rotted farmyard manure.
24/04/2014 at 19:36

Thanks.  I'll have to go without this year. Was surprised to see the cost of rhubarb in the supermarket.  Maybe a trip to a proper market with veg stalls is needed.

 

24/04/2014 at 19:42

It's concentrating on getting its roots into the soil - as has been said, top dress with compost or well rotted farm yard manure now and again in the autumn.  Water well now and again in any dry spells - don't let the soil around it dry right out - and as you've said, don't harvest any stalks this year.  It'll be fantastic next year 

24/04/2014 at 19:44

Thanks Dove! 

 

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