rhubarb - Knowledgebase Question

Walton, KY
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Question by pyday
March 22, 1998
I would like to know how to separate a big rhubarb plant.

Answer from NGA
March 22, 1998
Rhubarb plants can be divided early in the spring when they are still dormant. Dig up your plant and cut the crown into several doughnut-size pieces with a sharp knife, making sure each division has at least one bud. Then replant the divisions in holes amended with well-rotted manure or compost. Plant the divisions so that the buds are 1 to 2 inches below the soil surface. When the shoots emerge, mulch well and keep the plants well watered. Good luck.

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