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COGIECOGIE Posts: 18

Can anyone advise if rhubarb can be grown in pots of compost

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,567

    I believe it can - in a really big pot because it will become a hefty plant.  I'd use a soil-based compost and add some manure if you can (you can buy rotted farmyard manure from garden centres). 

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • No expertNo expert Posts: 415

    COGIE rhubarb will grow in pots of compost but require a lot of care an watering.

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     These three were too small to sow out last winter and were kept in pots to go out this winter. Don't know if it would be practical to keep them longterm in pots. But if you have no space then have a go.

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I would say that you would need a pot much bigger than the one on the right above for the long term, just to give you an idea

  • No expertNo expert Posts: 415

    I agree with  Fleurisa the pots above are too small for a harvestable crop. A tub big enough to hold a borrowfull of farm yard manure would be needed me thinks.

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