rhubarb - Knowledgebase Question

norwood, Mi
Question by sparkee2me
July 20, 2009
when is the best time of year to split rhubarb?

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2009


Dividing can be done either in the spring or the fall with equal success, but I have found early spring is best. I wait until early growth is just starting so I can see where to best divide the root mass. Dig up the crowns and roots being careful not to damage the crown, then divide by slicing through with a shove. Replant, water well, and the divisions should establish themselves and grow lots of leaves and stalks. Enjoy!

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