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Ina

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Rhubarb
« on: September 24, 2012, 10:18:40 am »
I've been asked to pass some of my rhubarb plant on to a colleague - when is the best time to dig it up and transplant it  I've done it once before, but can't remember what time of year; and anyway, the plant suffered somewhat, so I obviously didn't do it the best way!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 10:52:48 am »
The depths of winter is best.  Rhubarb likes a bit of frost so dig it up, leave it out for a frosty night, then divide and replant, with loads of manure  :yum:
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Ina

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 06:58:23 am »
Thanks! I shall try and be patient... ;)

Red

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 12:54:50 pm »
I did that and it worked a treat! but is it true that every time you move the plants you have to wait 2 years before you can eat it? I egnore that fact and felt alright
Red

Ina

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 07:04:21 pm »
I think the waiting is just to give the plant a chance to recover and build up some size - nothing wrong with eating it if you think it's big enough already.

Plantoid

  • Joined May 2011
  • Yorkshireman on a hill in wet South Wales
Re: Rhubarb
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 12:51:49 am »
The depths of winter is best.  Rhubarb likes a bit of frost so dig it up, leave it out for a frosty night, then divide and replant, with loads of manure  :yum:

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