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Q.My Potted Rhubarb Is Developing Yellow Brown Leaves When The Stalk Is Only 4 Inches Long. Stems Are Thin.

Zone 60614 | Anonymous added on June 4, 2022 | Answered

Recently bought it at a gardening centre. The plant looked healthy. But it started to develop some yellow and Brown leaves. Also the stems seem very spindly. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Planning to keep it in a pot. Can we still harvest the stems?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on June 13, 2022

our container may not be deep enough. Rhubarb has an extensive root system. It should be at least 20 inches deep and wide. Do not harvest rhubarb till the second year. Here is more:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/rhubarb/growing-rhubarb-in-pots.htm

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