Rhubard Died, When To Plant New - Knowledgebase Question

Carbondale, CO
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Question by yonderm
July 21, 2000
My rhubarb just up & died this spring, & was spindly last season. It's been there a long time & I've always gotten a good crop in the past years. What could be the reason? I've noticed Burpee has been out of stock a long time. When should I try to get some to replant? Would it be best to replant in the fall for a spring crop? Thanks, Bev

Answer from NGA
July 21, 2000
Rhubarb is traditionally planted in early spring using bare root plants or during the growing season using container grown stock. Rhubarb is usually a long lived plant but it does need a very rich soil and ample moisture to grow well. It is possible that dry weather or an insect or a disease or a combination of these factors weakened your plant. Without knowing what caused it to die, you might want to plant the new one in a different spot in case the problem was something that could hold over in the soil. To verify availability, please contact Burpee directly. Their toll free number is 800-888-1447.

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