Planting & Growing Rhubarb

By on January 31, 2012

In this video, Tricia shares her tips for planting and growing rhubarb.

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I love the videos and helpful hints!!

Posted by Helen Slate on Feb. 18, 2012 at 6:42:21 AM


I bought a house with a large bed of rhubarb. How much do I cut back in the winter and what part do I leave?
I understand that I don’t want to eat the leaves, but can I put them in my compost?

Posted by Ellen Sweeney on Jan. 19, 2013 at 5:18:28 PM


Good questions. I would like to know too. Also when and how should rhubarb be thinned?
Thank you.

Posted by Kennie Lyman on Jul. 16, 2015 at 8:01:26 AM


I live in MO which I believe is Zone 5, I have a lot of poblems with Rhubarb. Have planted it several times in different areas of my garden.  The plants do well usually for one season, but then die I usually buy established plants. the most recent one was planted in a raised bed. Again, it did well for the first year and came back the send year, but then during the summer died.  It was located near a sprinkler. Was it over watered, or what else vould be the problem?

Posted by ursula fuller on Jan. 20, 2017 at 11:07:42 AM

Ursula, the first year you plant your rhubarb the flowers should be removed and you should not harvest any stems. This will allow the plant to put all of its energy into developing a strong root crown. Make sure that your plant is in well drained soil. Your plant may be getting either too much water or the soil is not draining properly. I would not put it by a sprinkler.

Posted by Suzanne at on Jan. 20, 2017 at 1:53:44 PM

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