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January 30, 2007

Force rhubarb

Filed under: fruit — Tags: — TopVeg @ 7:00 pm

* The rhubarb is ready to produce shoots.
* Force it up, by creating a dark environment.
* Cover it with a chimneypot, dustbin, or straw.

straw covering rhubarb

straw covering rhubarb

forced rhubarb has long, tender, light coloured shoots

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  2. [...]     * stop pulling stalks after July, to allow the leaves to feed the root     * do not force  each crown more than once every two years     * provide an open, sunny site in the vegetable [...]

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  4. [...] 4 or 5 stalks. * stop pulling stalks after July, to allow the leaves to feed the root * do not force each crown more than once every two years * provide an open, sunny site in the vegetable [...]

    Pingback by Rhubarb Flower « TopVeg – growing veg,fruit&herbs — April 15, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

  5. [...] 4 or 5 stalks. * stop pulling stalks after July, to allow the leaves to feed the root * do not force each crown more than once every two years * provide an open, sunny site in the vegetable [...]

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