To force or not to force?

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Goosegirl

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To force or not to force?
« on: February 17, 2017, 11:26 »
I planted a rhubarb two years ago which did very well last year. Is there any need or advantage in forcing it or should I just leave it to crop like last year?
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Re: To force or not to force?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 11:43 »
Depends how much you like rhubarb ,forcing is just another way of extending the season,but from the start of the season
I think the early forced is nicer
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 11:44 by DIGGER »

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Re: To force or not to force?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 17:17 »
I planted a rhubarb two years ago which did very well last year. Is there any need or advantage in forcing it or should I just leave it to crop like last year?

I would leave it for this year, forced rhubarb is sweeter than unforced but you are supposed to force it every 3rd year & leave it be the year after forcing, so if you did force it this year you wouldn't be able to pick any next from it. Ideally you need 3 clumps to force 1 each year, & pick the other one that wasn't forced last year if you get my drift

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Re: To force or not to force?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 12:07 »
Thanks for that - will leave it alone this year.



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