Rhubarb Plants

Harvesting rhubarb

Zone SHEFFIELD, UK | EARTHY added on August 6, 2015 | Answered

If I make my last harvest of rhubarb at the end of June, what happens to the rhubarb stalks that are left on the plant? Should I pull them off or let them rot away?

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Answered on August 6, 2015

I recommend pruning back the rhubarb stalks, once they begin to die back, to the ground in late fall or early winter.

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