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    ref.. horse manure & rhubarb,is it to late to put some around the crowns this time of year,tis aprox 5 months old,have read that if touching the plant it will burn it,any advise please,next year will split them up,last 2 years have only seen mainly pencil thin stalks,

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    Is it ok to transplant rhubarb now? We've just got another polytunnel (an unexpected opportunity) and the best place to put it is where the rhubarb currently is.

    Is it ok to prepare the rhubarb plot (we've been offered some well rotted manure) and plant rhubarb straight into it or is it best to prepare plot and wait a while before transplanting? If we have to wait then we won't be able to put the polytunnel up yet - we've weighed up different places to put it, but the rhubarb plot is the most suitable one.

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    Well, you need to get your polytunnel up so you need to move your rhubarb. Prepare your new rhubarb patch and move the plant(s) with minimum delay. You will need to give it some TLC this year cos the move will stress it. (is it shooting yet?)

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    It's a shame to have to move it as it's thriving and looking very good - lots of shoots etc.

    We did wonder if it would be best to delay putting up the polytunnel this year, harvest rhubarb and move it in October .... however I'm keen to plant more 'inside' this year and deny the slugs, caterpillars etc at least some of their annual feast!

    What TLC will be needed if it's moved this week?
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    Since I have no idea how large your rhubarb plot is in relation to the size of the polytunnel, you must excuse me if this is totally out of the question!
    Why not move half the rhubarb now to another spot and put the tunnel up over the remainder. Then, at the end of the season move those to the other place.
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    We did consider building the polyt around the rhubarb, but wondered if it would be too hot in there for it??
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