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Rhubarb Removal

cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

Ive read a few threads on other sites that seem to suggest its a nightmare to remove. Any tips and tricks as I have inherited a specimen in my new house and no one in the house eats rhubarb.

Thanks for any replies


  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    Just dig as much of the root up as possible. And pieces left in will sprout up again . Then  remove them.  ?

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    how deep do the roots normally grow I read 4 foot on 1 site which is very deep. Thanks for the reply

  • tigerburnietigerburnie Posts: 61

    It makes a really nice wine, easy and quick to produce ready to drink in less than two months if you use the dry sugar method.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,160

    Recipe please tigerburnie image

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  • Fluffy CloudFluffy Cloud Posts: 200

    Can rhubarb experts recommend a sweet variety of rhubarb. I'm in the Dorset area. Thanks.

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Thanks for the help

  • Fluffy cloud the best way to get a naturally sweet rhubarb is to force it, though it takes so much energy from the plant that I will need to be replaced every 2 years. 

    To make rhubarb taste sweet without so much sugar I bake mine in the oven with honey instead of sticking it in a pan with sugar, then when added to a crumble it keeps its shape better too. 

  • Fluffy CloudFluffy Cloud Posts: 200

    Thanks for both suggestions.

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