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I've just bought some rhubarb crowns but can't plant them yet. How can I store them over winter so o can plant them in the spring?
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  • BiljeBilje Posts: 695
    I’d just pot them up in multi purpose compost and pop them somewhere sheltered. A cold frame is ideal but up against a house wall should be ok. Keep them just moist. 
  • Thank you. I'll do that. 
  • Not sure why you can't plant them out if you have just bought them.
    Ours are coming into new growth having been given a good layer of our own compost.
  • nick615nick615 SW IrelandPosts: 1,098
    jill15   I'd echo the last post.  My (established) rhubarb is in the ground where it always is, absorbing all the goodies I heaped on it as it died back in September, so I can't see why yours shouldn't go in?  I'd plant it a good 12-18 inches deep with as much 'food' as you can source so that it can develop a bit of energy to start spring growth.  To me, you're reducing its chances?
  • Thanks for the advice but physically can't plant at the moment. When I do how far apart. ? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,322
    Each plant needs at least 1sq metre of space …. Mine is bigger than that now. 
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  • That's enormous. How old is it?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,322
    edited December 2021
    About 7 or 8 years since I planted it as a tiny plant from the garden centre. 😊 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,154
    That's pretty much the size they get to @jill15  :)
    Hope you have plenty of room for the ones you've bought  ;)

    Much as I like it, I don't grow it here in this garden, because I'd have to create a fair bit of space for it somewhere which would be tricky. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,322
    I regard it as a structural ornamental plant as well as for its culinary use. It’s fabulous. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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