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wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 16 11:38 am    Post subject: Splitting rhubarb  Reply with quote    

When is the best time to split and replant rhubarb? It needs moving, and now I know where the boggiest parts of the field are....

joanne



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 16 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's supposed to be done in Spring or Autumn before it starts / after it's finished growing.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 16 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

autumn seems to work but i usually put a bucket or bathtub over the stuff for early blanched crops so disturbing it in spring would mess that up

whenever you do it put lots of manure under and around it .

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 16 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was thinking about moving it out of a weed infested corner into an especially soggy bit. Excellent use of a bathtub though. I've got a couple hanging about. Looks like I'd better leave it

OtleyLad



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 16 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I was thinking about moving it out of a weed infested corner into an especially soggy bit. Excellent use of a bathtub though. I've got a couple hanging about. Looks like I'd better leave it


Rhubarb is tough but even it can succumb in soil thats waterlogged for months at a time.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 16 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought it was winter, but general concensus seems to be when it is not growing.

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