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Blooming rhubarb

I have a two-year-old rhubarb plant. Should I cut the stems that have a bloom on them?

Posted by Yvette Garvey on April 30, 2016

Marianne's Response

Yes, when a rhubarb sends up a flower it is diverting energy from the production of foliage and stems. Remove the blooming stem and add manure on top of your rhubarb plants in the spring or fall to remind them to make leaves not flowers. Manure is high in nitrogen and this encourages foliage growth. Keep growing, Marianne Binetti