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Postby Vicki » Sat Mar 15, 2003 9:45 am

This is our first attempt at growing rhubarb. The plants are very healthy with large leaves, but the stalks are growing along the ground. How do we get them to grow upright?

Time: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 10:39:54 UTC

Postby Faith » Mon Mar 24, 2003 8:36 pm

I had a similar problem with mine - It turned out that the plants were not quite getting enough water. I increased the water, the stems became firmer and stood up.

Otherwise putting a supporting frame around them will keep the stems off the ground - Simply a hoop of wire kept off the ground via wire legs.

As long as the plants are growing well and the stems taste goog, I would not worry too much.

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