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Forcing Spring

April 12th, 2018

I’ve always read about forcing rhubarb. I love the look of the rhubarb forcing pots they use in British gardens, I haven’t been able to find one here in the US. You need a special pot technically, but they sure are pretty. When I was out walking around the potager a few days ago, I noticed the rhubarb was starting to crown.


Since I don’t have a nice pot, I decided to use an old black container. It should work just as well. I’ll keep watching it and comparing it to the plants that aren’t covered. Will it grow faster? Be ready to harvest sooner? That’s the idea, but we shall see if it works…I’ll keep you posted.

Do you grow rhubarb? Do you love it or hate it?

2 Comments to “Forcing Spring”
  1. Nebraska Dave on April 12, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Susy, not really a fan of rhubarb. It will be interesting to see the differences between covered and non covered.

    Have a great day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. KT on April 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Love rhubarb! Rhubarb pie, rhubarb sauce, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb-strawberry jam, etc etc. Mine just comes up by itself, no forcing, It will be interesting to see what yours does.

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