Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I recently participated in Channel 9 News - Gardenline 9.
Had a great time but had 3 callers asking about Rhubarb, specifically the flowering of the Rhubarb.
Yes, it is flowering too early because of our wacky weird, unseasonal Colorado weather.
It is best to cut off the flower spike at the base so that the flower does not use energy that should be going in to the leaves and stems.
Harvest is typically starts in May but may not be until mid June if the Sun continues to hide.

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  1. I have Rhubarbs and yes, you cannot really guess when it will bloom. I don't really know much about planting but I will try to cut the flower spike from now on. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Just found your site. Good advice about cutting off flower for optimal leaf/stem growth. Appears to be dated, is this blog still active or being updated?

  3. I still am working on this site.
    For the good or bad I have been continually facing design deadlines, have not had time to finish any of my posts for a long while. I plan on having numerous posts finished by fall.

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