Rhubarb plants ‘going to seed’

It was a super early spring this year. My rhubarb plants, which usually start to produce seeds June – August, already have big clusters of seeds on their stalks. The stalks with seeds on them are completely hollow inside, too. Rhubarb seeds take 3 years to be ready to harvest. It is actually a vegetable, & the part we eat is called the petiole. They need a lot of sun to grow, & quite a lot of space. But once they start growing, they are extremely hardy & keep growing for a long time.

'a rhubarb plant'

 

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One thought on “Rhubarb plants ‘going to seed’

  1. Glad to hear of your Rhubarb success! Happy gardening! I like the drawing of your Rhubarb plant. I have never had any Rhubarb although I hear it tastes a little bit like a Strawberry. Many people enjoy the Rhubarb as a baked dessert.

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