Rhubarb is considered a perennial vegetable. It can grow almost anywhere with enough sunlight, but it does prefer a well drained spot in your yard. It takes a lot of energy for this plant to produce those large leaves and the beautiful pink or red stalks that we enjoy so much in pies, crumbles, jam and all sort of other goodies. Every spring you should had a nice layer of compost and feed the plants with a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 for vigorous growth and large, healthy stalks for harvest.
If you have an abundance of rhubarb spring is the right time to divide. Just as those little pink orbs start poking up grab your sharpest shovel and divide the plant in half or in thirds. Dig up those divisions are replant in a new location or give to friends and neighbors. If you aren’t so lucky to know someone who can share their plant, Sargent’s will soon have rhubarb plants for sale.