Every year, at the farmer's market, I buy rhubarb from an organic co-op. This year, as I was leaving, I noticed a plant in a 5 gallon container. $8. I bought it! I have tried to plant rhubabr on 2 different occaisions, the first time, my emu ate the leaves off it and killed it (the plant, not the emu). The second time, the gophers ate it. Killed it, the gopher, for killing my plant . I gave up on them, cause it seemed like a lost cause. Now that I have the container thing going, I figured, leaving it in the pot (for now), it will do great in the garden that my grey water lets near. He said it woulf be ready for harvets at the end of June.