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wighty

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rhubarb
« on: May 14, 2018, 17:37 »
Last year I was given some rhubarb which I planted and ignored . This year I've had a few sticks off it but now it has thrown up a flower.  Do I cut it off?  Seems a shame if the answer is yes as it's a lovely pink colour.  I've never grown rhubarb before so have no idea.

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Offwego

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 17:57 »
It's going to seed so yes cut it off

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Plot 1 Problems

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 19:00 »
Happened to two of my crowns too. Remove them and give them a good feed to give them a boost too.

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 19:12 »
rhubarb will flower after being stressed. snow this year was stressful.

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LILLILEAF

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 05:53 »
My rhubarb also went to seed,i cut the stem off straight away,it has recovered nicely :)

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wighty

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 14:02 »
I think I knew what the answer was going to be, but thankyou for it anyway. Now to do the deed!

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grinling

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 20:57 »
keep an eye as it can put up a second shoot

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greenjay

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 21:16 »
I think some varieties are more prone to flowering. I have a variety that is slightly later in the spring to get going and every year it sends up an early flower which I just chop off.

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Debz

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Re: rhubarb
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 11:41 »
Seen a lot on the allotment this year that have gone to seed.  I've never seen rhubarb do that before but then I've never had a plot before either so seeing lots of new things.



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