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'When To Plant Rhubarb Crowns'

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

When planting rhubarb crowns or budded 'pieces', set them so that the top of the crown sits 3cm (1") below soil level. If you are gardening on a heavy, wet soil then plant them slightly higher, so that the top of the crown sits at ground level. This will help to prevent crown rot. Rhubarb plants can…

What to do in the garden in March

…garden compost taking care not to mound mulch up around the trunk. * • Mulch rhubarb with a thick layer of well-rotted manure to keep it healthy and reduce moisture loss through the soil. Take care not to cover the crown. You can also plant fresh rhubarb crowns now. * • Spray the emerging…

How To Grow Strawberries

…sure the crown of the plant is resting at soil level. Pot-grown plants should be planted so the top of the compost is level with the soil surface. Planting too deeply can cause the strawberry plants to rot, and planting with the crown too high above the soil surface can cause the plants to dry out…

What to do in the garden in January

…gooseberries and redcurrants to maintain a productive framework. * • Try forcing rhubarb plants by placing an upturned bucket or bin over the crown. This will force tender pink stems to grow that will be ready in about 8 weeks time. * • Continue to plant raspberry canes on sunny sites…

Is it ripe yet? When to harvest your crops...

…ripen. Rhubarb Rhubarb Wait until the second season after planting before you take a crop to avoid weakening your plants. Harvest Rhubarb stems from April to June, when the leaves have fully unfurled and stems are 30cm (12") long. Pull from the base of each stem and twist them away from the crown.

How To Grow Asparagus

…early in the season. When to Plant Asparagus Why bother growing asparagus from seed when most varieties are available as bareroot crowns. Bareroot Asparagus crowns are traditionally planted in the spring, but can also be planted in autumn while the soil is warmer to give your plants a head start on…

How to grow fuchsias

…cold, drying winds. When growing hardy fuchsias in the ground they are best planted so that the base of the stem is 5cm (2") below the soil surface. This will help to protect the crown of the plant during cold winter weather. Feeding and watering fuchsias Water fuchsias regularly to maintain moist…

How To Grow Fruit Trees

…guide to get the best out of your tree. Planting Fruit Trees * When you receive a bare root fruit tree it will arrive in a dormant state as this is the perfect time for transporting and planting it. Try to plant fruit trees as soon as possible; if this is not immediately possible, you will need to

What to sow and grow in November

…essentials. Plant outdoors * • Continue to plant spring flowering bulbs. To speed up planting, invest in a Bulb Planter - particularly if you are planning to naturalise bulbs into a grassed area of the garden. * • Continue to plant daffodil bulbs. * • When planting tulip bulbs avoid…

Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter

…Shallots Autumn planting onion sets are easy to grow and will virtually look after themselves over winter. Onions have a long growing season and won't be ready for harvesting until next summer, so you will need to plan carefully as they will still be in the ground when you start planting other crops…

What to do in the garden in February

…What to do in the garden in August * What to do in the garden in September * What to do in the garden in October * What to do in the garden in November * What to do in the garden in December * What to do in the garden in January * What to do in the garden in February Rhubarb Crowns Plant new rhubarb

What to do in the garden in November

…first frosts when their flavour will have sweetened. * • Divide mature clumps of rhubarb once they are dormant. * • Now is a great time to prepare a perennial vegetable bed which can be planted up with rhubarb crowns and asparagus crowns. * • Prepare a bed for planting autumn garlic.…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…then now is the time to move it whilst it's dormant. Choose a still day to prevent the roots drying out. Take a wide berth around the shrub when digging it up and try to take as much of the root ball as possible for the quickest establishment in its new location. When planting shrubs in their new…

What to do in the garden in December

…indoors when required. * • Lift and divide established clumps of rhubarb to renew the plant's vigour. Sections taken from the outside of the plant are better than those from the centre. * • Remove yellowing leaves from your winter brassicas as they are no use to the plant and may harbour…

Top 10 easy to grow fruit trees and plants for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…begin to form in the autumn and won't be ready to harvest until the following summer! But the taste of freshly picked, sun-warmed figs is well worth the wait. 5. Rhubarb For really easy fruit try growing rhubarb. Incredibly hardy in even the coldest of gardens! Rhubarb can be planted from crowns in…

Grow Your Own Fruit Plants

…late July. They're really easy to grow, too! Thompson & Morgan offers a wide range of fruit plants to suit any garden. * > Blueberry Plants * > Currant Plants * > Raspberry Plants * > Strawberry Plants * > Rhubarb Crowns * > Vines & Climbing Fruit * > Other Berry Plants

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 8th March 2013

…you've planted your rhubarb in the right place! They certainly don't like water-logging and also resent their crowns being covered with mulch. I plant my rhubarb with the crown just at the soil surface. On wet soils it is recommended to plant with the crown just poking above the soil surface to try…

Thomnpson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer session 7th March 2014

…and clearing all weeds. When planting rhubarb crowns, set them so that the top of the crown sits 3cm (1") below soil level and allow a spacing of 75cm (30") between plants. During the first year, resist the temptation to harvest the stems, in order to allow the plant to become properly established.…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook horticultural question and answer session July 23

plant to the roots (such as Round-Up). With a combination of systemic weed killer and pulling up any new shoots you should eventually eradicate the horse radish (although it will take a few seasons). Name: Karen Simpson Question: Any ideas why my rhubarb is all spindly and floppy? I planted a crown

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th November 2012

…mild autumn this year so it's not surprising that your rhubarb has started into growth. Don't worry about this. It will go dormant once the cold weather comes. If you are planning to move your rhubarb then now is the ideal time. Lift the crown and divide it into smaller pieces if necessary, before…

Facebook questions Dec 22nd

…switch to save you going backwards and forwards each morning and night. The last thing to be aware of with lighting is that different plants can respond to different light levels. With some plants a long day length tells them to flower (summer bedding plants), whereas other plants flower when day…

Facebook questions Oct 29th

…succulents which occurs when the plant receives too much water, or when the water supply is too sporadic. Gardening on heavy, poorly drained soil also increases the risk. If the crown feels squidgy then I’m afraid that the damage is already done, and it is best to dig your sedum up and compost…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th May 2014

to give you a definitive answer without seeing the plant. Try taking a look further down the stem to check whether there has been some damage - slugs and snails can often cause damage to the base of young stems at this time of the year and the first obvious signs are often when the buds begin to

Facebook questions Nov 12th

…leaves when they have re-emerged in the spring then spray with a fungicide from your local garden centre (it will say on the bottle whether it is suitable for powdery mildew on ornamental plants). Powdery mildew thrives in poorly ventilated, humid, damp conditions. Try to keep the plants well…