My rhubarb plants are producing woody, tough stalks. What should I do?

  1. DonnaCosmato profile image97
    DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

    My rhubarb plants are producing woody, tough stalks. What should I do?

  2. Open Mind Mitch profile image83
    Open Mind Mitchposted 6 years ago

    Sounds as if your Rhubarb plants are old.

    Every 5 years or so, you need to lift the crowns and divide them.  You have to discard the old 'woody' middle bit, but keep the younger outer growth intact, and then replant the younger stuff. 

    If you do this work in Springtime you can give the plants their annual dressing of well rotted mature at the same time to give them a good start to the year.

    Hope this works!  Best Wishes, Mitch

 
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