Is it a bad time to move rhubarb?

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Is it a bad time to move rhubarb?
« on: March 11, 2007, 20:07 »
I have a humongous rhubarb that is in a position I would like to put my second, yes second shed :shock:  It's just pushing through the soil at the moment, the rhubarb that is, and my guess is that I would probably kill it. :cry:

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 20:12 »
I moved mine last week, it seems fine, I  dug right around it not breaking any roots and lifted it in to a pot ready for it, and a week on it looks very happy and fine.
I think Rhubarb is pretty tough, I think the sooner you do it the better before it is in full flourish.
I am sure someone with more experience will come along soon!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 20:12 »
I reckon it would take a lot more than being torn up / chopped up / replanted to kill rhubarb.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007, 20:20 »
Think you should be fine, I have seven rhubarb crowns just heeled in at home waiting to be moved to the allotment, think I'm safe for another week or two yet.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007, 20:28 »
Phew, good news, thanks everyone :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2007, 20:33 »
go for it .. put some manure under it afor you fill the new holes in .take the opportunity to split it .plant a yard apart ,soil over n heel it in hard  dont let the rain wash into the head just make a litle mound around the growing points  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2007, 20:34 »
Thanks Munty.  Might just take the opportunity to split it as it really is a big beast.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2007, 23:39 »
I moved my rhubarb last week too.  I now have 5 plants instead of 1  :shock:

Good job I like rhubarb crumble  :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2007, 23:41 »
for folks who has to much rhubarb it sells well if the prices in morisons aranything to go by .£1.80 for 4 sticks of the limpest anemic rubbish i ever seen .

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2007, 23:46 »
I'll never be rich all the time I have so many lovely neighbours who love my rhubarb :roll:



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