The right way to power your rhubarb for an previous, sweeter crop

Depriving rhubarb vegetation of sunshine for a number of weeks forces them to develop speedy and provides an previous harvest, says Clare Wilson


11 January 2023

Crate of packed rhubarb stems ready for transport.

GAP Footage/Clive Nichols

I HAVE simply completed one of the vital few wintry weather jobs at my allotment: making ready my rhubarb patch, together with putting in one of the vital vegetation to be compelled. This implies masking it with a big container to make the stalks develop extra briefly on the lookout for mild.

If in case you have the distance, I extremely suggest getting a couple of rhubarb vegetation as they’re really easy to develop. I give mine little consideration, however every spring they produce an enormous crop when there isn’t a lot home-grown produce round. Technically, rhubarb stems are a vegetable as they’re the plant’s leaf stalks, however …

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