Rhubarb is easy to grow, the plant lasts for years dying back in winter time but re-emerging in the warmer weather. If you have the space for growing it, once planted it just needs keeping free of weeds, it is one of the easiest things to grow. If it starts to come into flower remove the emerging flower spike as the energy that will go into producing flower and seeds is diverted away from producing stems.
When harvesting pull the stems with a gentle twist, taking care not to damage the new stems growing around the one you are harvesting. Discard the leaves.
The leaves of rhubarb plants can be put on the compost heap but should not be eaten, use only the stems.
At some time in the summer you will need to stop harvesting the stems as the levels oxalic acid in them rises.
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Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
We grow our own fruit and vegetables for our meals for as much of the year as we can. Without a greenhouse we have to buy shop food in the winter months but in the spring, summer and autumn we often have enough to share with family and friends.
Read about growing your fruit and vegetables here on my growing your own food pages.