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Rhubarb in container query

VegplotmummyVegplotmummy East MidlandsPosts: 96
Morning all!, 
Quick question... I've grown some rhubarb from seed (they are better than the rhubarb I bought!!) We will probably be moving house again in spring next year and renting the current house out. So I want to take my rhubarb plants with me. 
Would those soft plastic tubtrugs with the handles be OK? I would put holes in the bottom for drainage. Just thinking that will be easy to transport later on. 

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  • VegplotmummyVegplotmummy East MidlandsPosts: 96
    Thanks @scroggin. I only want them in containers for transporting. Like you said they do much better in the ground. I've got 5 plants I've grown from seed that I want to take with me. 
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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Please may I bunk in on your thread?  I've been told that fresh manure is best for rhubarb. Is this right and when is the best time to apply? TIA
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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Thanks @scroggin. I have a friend standing by with a willing donkey!  :D
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,845
    They do well in manured ground but fresh is not usually recommended. Do you somewhere you can stack it for at least 6 months?
  • I grew 30 plants from seeds in Spring 18, from which I have 20+ large specimens in large pots.  I have been regularly taking stalks from them all.  Have I diminished the plants chances of a long and fruitful life by taking from them in their 1st year?
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    @Lizzie27 My OH was a farrier so we know people ;).  I could probably find some in most stages of maturity since the last ice age.  :D
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