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Feb 11, 2015 5:41 PM CST
|Who here on the Forum has started Rhubarb from seeds. I've started about 50 plants. I was wondering what types of trouble I might get into since this is my first try. Thanks Roy|
Feb 11, 2015 5:49 PM CST
| Roy, that's a lot of rhubarb. How far along are your seedlings?|
I can't really answer your question because this is actually my first year starting rhubarb from seed as well so I have no idea what to expect, except waiting a few years to be able to harvest!
Where are you located? I am in zone 8b ( or 8a), I can never remember, so growing rhubarb is going to be a challenge, but i am determined to find a way!
Feb 11, 2015 6:03 PM CST
|abhege, I'm in Central Illinois near Lake Shelbyville, zone 5b. I'm starting Victoria Rhubarb tomorrow so they are not up yet. Roy|
Feb 11, 2015 6:06 PM CST
|Aha, you should have good luck with it there! I only started a few seeds about a month ago. I got five that made it to transplant stage. Maybe i'll plant some more seeds tomorrow too. |
If I think of it, I'll take some pictures of my seedlings tomorrow and post for you to see. They are still very small. I moved them to the greenhouse after potting up.
Maybe someone with more experience will see this thread and let us both know what to expect,
Feb 11, 2015 6:08 PM CST
|Roy, welcome to All Things Plants! |
I've started rhubarb from seed, both many years ago and 2 years ago; the ones I started 2 years ago were very slow to sprout and were so tiny yet (and still in their pots) at the end of the growing season that I ended up tossing the few that had sprouted onto the compost pile. The following spring about 4 of the plants were sprouting in the compost, so I potted them up for a while, then planted them into the garden later on. Once it gets going there doesn't seem to be any stopping it... and 4 plants are plenty for me, I honestly don't even like it all that well
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Feb 11, 2015 6:55 PM CST
|I really like it, PLUS, if I can get it to grow down here i can sell every bit i have!!!!|