Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is often used as a fruit in desserts and jams. It's known for its tart flavor and bright red stalks.
- Soil: Well-drained, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8.
- Water: Regular watering, do not let the soil dry out
- Light: Full sun to partial shade
- Sowing Method: Transplanting crowns
- Growing Days: 365
Planting Instructions: Plant crowns in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the crown and set it so the top is just at the surface level. Backfill with soil and water thoroughly.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest stalks when they are 12 to 18 inches long. Grab the base of the stalk and pull it away from the plant. Do not harvest all the stalks from a single plant at one time.