Rhubarb Plants

Growing Rhubarb in Full Sun or Shade

Kathys added on May 12, 2012 | Answered

Planted rhubarb behind our garage. It gets morning sun but not full sun. Should we move to full sun? It is a moist area but after first pulling, it seems to not grow. What fertilizer should we use? Just put some horse manure on the plants--but maybe needs something else what?

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Answered on May 14, 2012

These plants typically thrive in full sun but may tolerate partial shade. Generally, working in some compost or manure during planting should be sufficient enough as far as the fertilizing goes. The plant does need well-draining soil, so if the area is too wet, this could be your problem. I would either improve its drainage or move to a more sunny, less moist location.
This article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/grow-rhubarb.htm

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