Rhubarb Plants
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How to put my Rhubarb to rest for the winter?

Zone Northwest of Chicago and 30 south of the Wisconsin border) | Kricket added on September 11, 2015 | Answered

My Rhubarb is going to seed and the temps are going down (I'm 60 miles west of Chicago). Should I allow it to go to seed/flower and leave all the stalks on over the winter or pull them all off, cut the flowering stem off and say thank you for all you've given this season?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 14, 2015

Let the stalks die down naturally, when they have perished in the first frost or two, remove them.
You can add a touch of mulch to the plant and crown to add some winter protection.
In my zone 4 garden I don't mulch and have no issues with my plants surviving in a sheltered location.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/protecting-rhubarb-in-winter.htm

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