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Enjoy the delicious perennial from your own garden. It's easy! With a few tips and tricks, you can harvest more rhubarb every year. Because: The perennial is a permanent culture.
Location: The rhubarb prefers a sunny to semi-shady place. The location should not be too shady, otherwise the stems will remain narrow.
Soil: The soil may be consistently moist for the acidic perennial. The plant also likes it rich in humus and nutrients.
Plants: Think carefully about where you plant the perennial. It grows a little more every year. A space of 130 × 130 cm is ideal so that it can spread out well.
The plant can also be planted in another location between September and October.
Before planting, you should dig up the soil thoroughly and remove all weeds. Humus should be incorporated into sandy soils. This increases the water storage capacity.
The root area of the planted perennial should then be covered with compensated bark, this will also protect it from drying out.
Care: In the main growth phase from May to June, the plant should be supplied with enough water and nutrients. In spring, the plant may be fertilized with mature compost and/or organic vegetable fertilizer.
If spring is dry, the plant should be watered regularly.
Harvest: Is the rhubarb perennial in your garden for the first year? Then leave it like that and don't cut it. Patience brings roses, as the saying goes. This also applies to rhubarb. The more leaves the young plant has, the faster a stately plant will grow. From the second year you can then harvest.
Until June 24, St. John's Day. The plant then has a high oxalic acid content and should therefore no longer be harvested.
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