How to divide rhubarb in autumn

How to divide rhubarb in autumn

Monty shows how to divide an old rhubarb plant, and gives advice on tidying up younger plants in autumn.

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In this practical video from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don shows you how to lift and divide a large clump of rhubarb in autumn to reinvigorate it and create new plants. He explains how to split the crown and replant the smaller sections, then what aftercare to provide. He also explains how to look after and feed rhubarb that doesn’t yet need dividing.

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