Vegetable gardeners might be interested in reading a recently published article about planting rhubarb roots. The article specifically covers bare root rhubarbs. These are plants that have been dug up and wrapped in moss or covered in sawdust. They are less expensive than potted plants. They arrive looking like dried roots. The article recommends planting the root during the dormant months in an area that gets six hours of sunlight per day. It goes on to describe how to space the roots and how deep a hole to dig.
- Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides of the hole so the roots can spread more easily. At this point, if you want to amend the soil a bit,
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- now is the time to do so. Add well-rotted or dry manure and compost along with the topsoil that was removed fr
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- Rhubarb is shipped out when it is dormant to reduce the risk of transplant shock and so it can be planted both in the fall and in the spring in most regions.
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“Before planting your bare root rhubarb, choose a sunny location with at least 6 hours of full sun and remove any weeds.”