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Rhubarb problem.


 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Rhubarb problem. Reply with quote

Hi
I have an allotment along one edge i have a permanent bed with fruit bushes and 2 rhubarb stools. The kindly farmer who owns the site ploughed it for me in feb, but he ploughed through the rhubarb by accident.
I managed to find it and replanted it. I gave it a good dollop of manure and it has since started to grow, but the leaves are a deep red colour. Is this normal? or could it be a sign of a problem?
Any ideas, many thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to Grow Rhubarb in Irelands Vegetable Gardens
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about476.html
How to Grow Rhubarb
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about250.html
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the deep red colour is natural but more indicative of root disturbance. it needs a lot of care this year to help it to get re-established.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have two rhubarb plants beside each other. this year is their third or fourth year in the ground, but one is a good ten times the size of the other at the moment - first year there's ever been a marked discrepancy in size between them. could the cold have given one a knock back?
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