Keeping Rhubarb Healthy And Happy

Rhubarb is almost a necessity for any self-respecting Midwesterner. It ranks right behind the car’s winter survival kit in importance. Early homesteaders didn’t need an automobile, but they did need rhubarb. Rhubarb varies between red-stalked, green-stalked, and everywhere in-between. The purer red-stalked types generally have smaller-diameter stalks, and somewhat smaller plants. The green-stalked varieties tend…
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When To Dig And Divide Rhubarb

There’s something comforting about rhubarb. Having a plant or two in the backyard means all is right with the world. And it’s a link to our pioneer ancestors for whom rhubarb was a must-have on their homesteads. I treasure our own red-stalked plants that were passed along through three generations, first planted by my grandmother 90 years…
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