Rhubarb seed stalks

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Charleen, May 15, 2005.

  1. Charleen

    Charleen www.HarperHillFarm.com Supporter

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    We had a spurt of warm weather here and my rhubarb has begun growing the seed stalks already. In the past I've always cut them off. I was never too fond of the look of them. Shall I continue to cut them off or should I let one go to seed?

    Our rhubarb bed is well established and receives plenty of composted manure.
     
  2. bugstabber

    bugstabber Chief cook & weed puller Supporter

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    Our local university experts say you can leave them, it doesn't make the plants produce less stalks. The only draw back that I have found to leaving them is that sometimes the seeds actually start to grow, and you have rhubarb coming up all over the place!
     

  3. jrw422

    jrw422 Well-Known Member

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    Send then seeds to me!! I want Rhubarb and cant find any here in SE Texas
     
  4. bugstabber

    bugstabber Chief cook & weed puller Supporter

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    Well the flower stalk heads are just coming up, they won't be seed ready for quite awhile. I thought I heard once that rhubarb doesn't grow in the south. Maybe someone else will know? I will save you seeds.