Rhubarb Growth

April 25, 2008

Continuing the look back in time, I thought I’d post a history of the rhubarb growth these past week.

Here is the crown on April 17th:

A close-up of one of the emerging leaves:

Here it is on April 20th with a thin layer of used coffee grinds spread around it:

Three days later on April 23rd:

And 24 hours later this morning:

It’s really popped out of the ground in the last four days! After reading more on dividing rhubarb, I think I’ll wait until October/November to divide the crown when it goes dormant. I think it would be too stressful for the plant if I was to divide now during this rapid growth period.

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2 Responses to “Rhubarb Growth”

  1. Nancy Bond Says:

    You’ll soon be cooking rhubarb goodies by the look of that! Nice!

  2. Kathy Says:

    I’m pretty excited about some fresh strawberry rhubarb jam! This plant is such a great producer of long, red stalks that I often have to give away to friends and neighbours! I don’t have too many rhubarb recipes, just jam, cake and pie. I should really find some good new recipes for this year’s crop.


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