Choose a sunny or part-shade spot in your garden, protected from the hot afternoon sun.
Loosen the soil and enrich with plant food.
Sow seeds directly or plant in trays of seed raising mix.
Allow seeds to grow 7cm tall before transplanting.
If growing from crowns, plant so that the roots are under the soil, but the 'eye' (from where the shoots will emerge) is at ground level.
Choose a pot at least 50cm wide and deep.
Position in sunny or part-shade spot, protected from the hot afternoon sun.
Fill starter trays with seed raising mix, and pots with quality potting mix.
Follow seed-> seedling -> harvest guide.
Wait until the second year of the rhubarb plant before harvesting.
Harvest by pulling stalks away from the main stem.
Don't cut them as exposed stems can cause rot.
Continually harvest to promote new growth, and remove any flower stalks.
The flowers will turn into green seeds and then eventually these seeds and the entire rhubarb branch (as a whole) will dry out and turn brown.
This is when to harvest seeds from rhubarb.
Saving rhubarb seedpods is easy.
Clip the stalks with snips or break the brittle branches off by hand.
Zone 1 - Cool
January , February , August , September , October , November , December
Zone 2 - Temperate
January , February , July , August , September , October , November , December
Zone 3 - Subtropical
January , February , March , April , June , July , August , September , October , November , December