Can I move my rhubarb?

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reddytogarden

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Can I move my rhubarb?
« on: August 08, 2019, 17:50 »
Newbie here and amongst other overcrowding mistakes, I planted my rhubarb too close to my raspberries, blueberries and tayberries, The rhubarb is ENORMOUS (I planted a one year crown this May and the plant (unpicked as it's year one) is at least 1 metre cube in size!!! The poor berries are suffering massively as they have no room and no light. I have a nice roomy spot but wonder if I will be damaging it if I dig the rhubarb up and move it - now or in September?

 

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mumofstig

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Re: Can I move my rhubarb?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 18:01 »
Ideally it should be left til winter when it has died back to the root.
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Re: Can I move my rhubarb?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 08:23 »
My experience of a mature rhubarb is that it cant be killed off! Not so sure about a newer one but as mum says really you should dig it up later in the year when the leaves have all died down.

I tried to dig out a really mature rhubarb as it was in the wrong place. I gave away lots of pieces of it (with buds above ground and roots below) to other people, replanted a bit and really dug out some huge roots. It still wants to be there and keeps reappearing whatever I do. I feel guilty about it- it really wants to be in that place!



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