It’s popping up everywhere! Last year in January (2021) I ordered Rhubarb seedlings. I think I ordered 24. They arrived as tiny, spindly, puny little sprouts. I pampered and babied them for months and I think 20 of them survived. I gave three or four of them to a friend who had been sharing his rhubarb with me. I waited til the very end of summer before I planted the sickly looking little plants and hoped they would make it. I seriously was sticking them anywhere I could find a spot and hoping they would grow enough to make it through the winter. I think they did but good grief . . I have a plant here, a plant there . . a couple of rhubarb plants everywhere!
There are six in the bed in front of the house.
There are two on the north side of the house.
Here’s what my asparagus bed looked like towards the end of summer. It may be a bit crowded . . not sure there’s room for that rhubarb to be in there. I may have to find another place for it. Oh, dear . . not enough room around here for everything we want to grow.
So far, three of them have popped up in the asparagus bed. I don’t know why I thought that was a good idea. I guess I was just out of options.
There’s one in another front bed. I remember planting it there because it was the last one and I had no place to plant it so I stuck it there.
There are four in a bed on the back side of the house. That’s where I had intended to plant them all but there were so many roots and rocks there, I could only get four of them in the ground. That’s 16 so if I did get 24 seedlings in the beginning, that accounts for all of them.
Then my friend gave me 5 rhubarb roots and I’ve planted those so I will have 21 plants. My friend here, who had enough rhubarb for half the county, has 7 or 8 plants. I think we’re going to have a LOT of rhubarb if it all survives.