Step 1: Choose a sunny area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight each day.
Step 2: Dig hole at least six inches wider, but no deeper, than pot. If planting more than one, space 3 to 5 feet apart.
Step 3: Set plant in hole at same depth it is growing in pot.
Step 4: Backfill with soil mixed 50/50 with T&C Soil Enhancer. Good drainage is essential in growing rhubarb.
Step 5: Water in with Fertilome Root Stimulator solution (according to directions on bottle). Thereafter water with plain water when soil surface is dry.
Step 4: Feed your rhubarb once a year in early spring with Save-A-Tree plant food.
Step 5: Enjoy your harvest.
Don’t cut stalks the first year to allow plant to become established. One light picking may be taken during the year following planting if the plants are vigorous. Beginning the second year following planting, the entire plant may be harvested. When harvesting rhubarb, the first step is to cut the stalks at the soil line or simply pull them out individually. All of the stalks of a plant may be harvested at one time, or pulled out selectively over a 4-6 week period. After the stalks are cut, remove the leaves, as they can be poisonous.