Posted: 22/06/2014 at 07:46
Rhubarb should be planted with lots of organic matter and not allowed to dry out. However, take care not to let the soil get wet and boggy.
Don't harvest any stems in the first year after planting and only take a few in the following year. Always stop harvesting after mid to late June, to allow the crown to build up for the following year.
I give mine a feed of Fish, Blood & Bone in spring, again in mid summer when I stop picking, and again in late autumn when I also mulch around the crown with well rotted farmyard manure.
When all the leaves have died right down in the late autumn remove them so they don't encourage rot in the crown.
I hope that helps
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