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  • I was given 9 as an early Christmas present from my son. I think I will be giving some away. I have a decent size garden but not big enough for all of them .
  • He’s a very generous son that’s for sure … is he very keen on Rhubarb crumble? 😉 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,067
    We were very keen on rhubarb crumble,  now Christmas is upon us, food needed to go in the freezer (hopefully for guests).  There’s still 2 trays full of the blooming stuff. I end up throwing it away.  Along with the raspberries. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • He doesn't like rhubarb at all. I love it and will be happy to eat it all year. 
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,497
    jill15  I think if we use the word 'optimum' in relation to spacing, you'll get the measure of what's required, but rhubarb will keep spreading in one direction or another to find the space it needs.  As 'Management' isn't keen on it, we only eat one or two meals per year and it's probably bigger than most of a similar age.
  • Not all rhubarb grow into giant plants. There are a lot of different varieties and some stay quite small in height and spread.
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