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  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Stirling
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:36:22 pm »
I have just remembered that I haven't fertilised/put dung on my rhubarb yet, am I too late? What do you put on and when? Thank you.


  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 10:02:21 pm »
Early spring dig in sheep manure around the plant. Or as my father used to do in the winter cover ground around with farm manure carefull not to cover crown. Rhubarb a fantastic plant comes up year after year with very little attention. Rhubarb tart Mmmmm yummy my very favourite followed closely buy rhubarb crumble. Custard with stewed rhubarb, Rhubarb jam, o stop me.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2015, 10:15:14 pm by bigchicken »
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  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Stirling
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 10:31:40 pm »
Great, thank you. We have plenty sheep manure.


  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 11:13:19 pm »
I haven't manured or composted anything yet so I hope not!


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2015, 12:05:19 am »
I don't think it matters much when you put manure around your rhubarb, but if you want the benefit this year then now is the time to do it.  I have masses of the stuff, but the crowns need to be divided and I have no chance of doing it this winter - we have more than we can cope with, so it doesn't matter if the crop from each plant is a little less than usual.

Mine is just starting to pop up, in spite of the low temp. Minus 12 possible here tonight, so the new little stems might not survive  :(
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