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Growing rhubarb???

I have bought a rhubarb plant (cant remember the proper name) today and am going to plant it tomorrow, I know I'm getting ahead of myself here and assuming it will thrive but, I have read that I shouldnt harvest the first year's crop but...what do I do with it then? Do I just leave it to its own devices? Do I chop off the stalks that do come? I'm assuming that if they're not being harvested the stalks will go yellow and sluggish, should I cut them then or just leave them?

As you've probably guessed I am a starting-out gardener but am very enhthusiastic and open to any advice image


  • ooh, lovely, thankyou image I'm hoping I'll get a good grower as my next door neighbour has a massive rhubarb plant that comes back every year and I'm really jealous of it, and it's literally just the other side of the fence to where I plan to put mine in the hope that's where the good soil is!!! crossing my fingers, thankyou for the advice x

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