Gardening Tip: How to Grow a Bumper Crop of Rhubarb

Gardening Tip: How to Grow a Bumper Crop of Rhubarb

Emma Christensen
Jul 9, 2010

We purchased what will very likely be our last bundle of rhubarb at the farmer's market this past weekend. We're always so sad to see it go. But those of you who grow your own rhubarb might not have to: here's a tip for getting a second harvest later in the season!

According to the vendor at one of our favorite farm stands, if you cut your rhubarb back completely, it will sprout a second crop later on in the summer. The second crop will be smaller and less robust, which is likely why we don't see much of it at the farmer's market, but it's enough for a dose of rhubarb goodness right when you're starting to miss it.

Have any of you tried getting a second harvest out of your rhubarb?

Related: Homemade Pantry: Rhubarb Syrup

(Image: Flickr member kthread licensed under Creative Commons)

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