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    Went out today and noticed that my rhubarb had flowered, is this normal and what has caused this? & what should I do?
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    Lots of us have been experiencing this problem recently. Cut the flower stalk off.
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    Mine did the same within a week. I cut it off and now the whole plant is thriving.
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    Get that flower stalk off, give the plant a good feed it will thrive after that.

    It's been a weird year for Rhubarb, lots are throwing up flower stalks.!

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    I did take 5 cuttings off it last year,and they are all doing well. I guess that could have affected it. I'll cut the flower stalk off asap
    thanks peeps

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    Noooooo,

    dont cut it, pull it off just as you would a stalk of rhubarb, If you cut it you risk the nub rotting down into the crown.

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    oh thanks pigletwillie,will do

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    PW is right, always pull rhubarb - to remove the flower - AND to eat it.
    It can be due to the dry spring we had (up till a week or two back) or it can be due to the variety - some are very prone to bolting.
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