The best tips for growing Victoria Rhubarb in a home vegetable garden?
Here are a few easy tips for how to plant and grow this delicious rhubarb variety!
Rhubarb is an extremely hardy perennial vegetable, that is very easy to grow.
It is winter hardy, and drought resistant.
Even a beginner gardener can manage to produce a healthy, tasty crop of rhubarb!
An old-time favorite in every Grandma's garden, rhubarb's tart-bittersweet taste has wide appeal.
Rhubarb is used in pies, tarts, muffins and jams with a bit of sugar added.
Rhubarb is a great compliment to many other fruits such as strawberries and raspberries.
Have you tried strawberry-rhubarb pie? Then you know what I mean!
Rhubarb is finding new popularity today in a variety culinary dishes.
This rhubarb grows in well-drained and fertile soil that is high in organic elements such as compost and well-aged manure.
Since it is a perennial plant, choose a permanent location for your rhubarb plants.
Once you have planted it, you will reap a harvest for many years to come.
The plant usually last from 10-15 years. The crowns can be thinned or divided and new clumps started every 4-5 years.
Do this in the early spring when the new growth first appears. This is a good time to share your rhubarb plants with friends and neighbors!
It can be easily grown by home gardeners in their backyard. For areas with hot climates, the light afternoon sun is recommended for best growing results. It cannot have the full exposure when the sun is too hot as it will be in danger of withering.
In cooler or northern climates, rhubarb plants can be planted in full sun.