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Jim O'Connell
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:47 pm    Post subject: Rhubarb Reply with quote

I have planted Rhubarb for a number of years andas advised I have not harvested any in the first year.

When the second year comes round I have no sight of rhubarb.

What am I doing wrong?
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tippben
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure. Where are you getting the rhubarb from, and does it come growing, or as crowns in bags? Where are you planting it, how, and what in? Do you do anything to it at all during the first year when it is presumably growing? Have you dug up any of the failures and checked for signs of damage or maggoty things at the roots?
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Jim O'Connell
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for yyour reply.

I buy all rhubarb in aqpproved nurseries and plant in soil.#
I will check if it can found in the soil and if any thing has attacked it. Many thanks
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought, Jim, but there's a professional rhubarb grower near Cork. He grows the stuff by the field and will certainly know if there's a bug or something that can attack rhubarb.

His name's Roland Newenham of Coolmore Gardens in Carrigaline so why not give him a try?

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