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    Default Rhubarb

    i am after some rhubarb if anyone has any going spare, i will of course pay for the postage and packing.

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    I think I have some seed- this year's. I grew from seed this year and now pickable..

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    That is interesting Mada, when did you sow it?
    I am trying it here but I read that it is a cool climate veg. I am thinking now of growing it as an annual.

    Verminer: Seeds germinated in one day - plastic bag on back of fridge.

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    I germinated and sowed in a cool greenhouse in April. then cold frame and then planted out (with lots of slug pellets). It's in a partially shaded part of garden but damp and well drained.

    In the April dry spell it did nothing - despite lots of compost - but with the rains I have stalks 0.5metres long plus leaves teh size of dinner plates. It looks pickable now.. (a few slug / snail holes in leaves) but not ripe yet...)
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    I too would like some rhubarb seeds if anyone has some spare ones. Would pay p&p, of course.

    Many thanks!

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    Hi Phreddy, I sowed rhubarb seed either two or three years ago and i am picking it ever since. It was a great success, so I would say, go for it and sow the seed.

    And when your back stops aching,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madasafish View Post
    with the rains I have stalks 0.5metres long plus leaves teh size of dinner plates. It looks pickable now.. (a few slug / snail holes in leaves) but not ripe yet...)
    mine isn't quite that big - bought a crown and planted it out this year - will it be pickable and cookable this year? Even if it's small?

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    Looks like it will be .. in a month..

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