Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb

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  1. eddybaby

    eddybaby Gardener

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    Hi all. My Rhubarb plant is about four or five years old and am wondering if I should split it and if its the right time of year to do so?
    If and when I do I'll be struggling to find room for the 'new' plant. Will it grow in shade?
    I know down the road from me in the Rhubarb Triangle they grown it in the dark by the light of candles but will that work for me??? :snorky::snorky:
    Seriously though I have a shady section of garden under some big Castor Oil & Laurel/Bay bushes/trees would it cope under their canopies?:doh::doh:
     
  2. ARMANDII

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    Hi eddybaby, well, keeping Rhubarb in the dark is okay for forcing the new tender shoots, but really. it does do best in sunshine or light shade.:dunno: I dig my 40 year old Rhubarb completely up every 5 or 6 years and just use a outer new piece to grow on.:coffee::snorky:
     
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