Large Organic Garden – Advice For Planting Rhubarb

Q: I have a large organic garden and would like to plant rhubarb. Any advice?

A: Rhubarb won’t be as perennially hardy here as it is up North but you can grow it in the South for a couple of years successfully. The roots should be planted in the coolest yet sunniest site in your garden. Rhubarb prefers full sun but will grow better and survive longer in Atlanta in partial shade (lightly-filtered sun all day or protection from hot afternoon sun).

Try planting on the eastern side of your home where the sun will hit the plants during the morning but the earth will stay cool. I’d look online for rhubarb plant sources. I don’t think you’ll find many superior selections locally.

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