Rhubarb Plants
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rhubarb

Zone 4 | christel added on May 27, 2012 | Answered

My rhubarb came up great this spring, but after the first cutting it is dying off. This is the second year this has happened. What is wrong with it?

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Heather
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Answered on May 28, 2012

It may be over-harvested. Over-harvested rhubarb is far more susceptible to pests and disease. You may need to let it sit for a year and not harvest to let it really establish so it is harder to over harvest it.

But, for this immediate situation, it sounds like a fungus is attacking it after the harvest - so you can try treating it with a fungicide. Neem oil is a good choice as it is organic and safe for consumption.

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