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Tips In Planting and Growing Rhubarb

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • If you’re looking for a hardy, problem-free perennial to add to your garden, consider rhubarb, which is both flavorful and nutrient-rich
  • While you may think of it as a fruit, especially given the tart-yet-sweet punch it gives to pies and other desserts, rhubarb is actually a vegetable
  • When planted in compost-rich, well-drained soil, rhubarb will thrive in a sunny, out-of-the-way corner of your garden or yard
  • Under ideal conditions, rhubarb plants can last eight to 15 years; however, to keep up with their prolific growth, you will need to divide the roots every four to five years

If you’re looking for a hardy, problem-free perennial to add to your garden, consider rhubarb. While you may think of it as a fruit, given the tart-yet-sweet punch it gives to pies and other desserts, rhubarb is actually a vegetable. Given the right soil and sun conditions, you can easily grow rhubarb from crowns or seeds.


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