I am after some information or advice on the state of my rhubarb. The stalks are about 60mm x 20mm thick and only get a slight tinge of red on them, the leaves are quite large and totally cover all the stems. When I pull the stalks out and cut the ends they split and curl up.
It is planted in a raised bed.
Do I have a problem or can I use them the size they are?
I think I'd need a rusty horse trough to go over the plant as it's about 700mm high and over a metre in diameter.
As a Yorkshireman myself I didn't know that it was the rhubarb capital - very interesting. Thanks for the reply
try an old oil barrel? Or cut it back first then stick the bucket on it
So you have never heard of the rhubarb triangle tisk, tisk shame on you. (lived in Yorkshire for 10 years before I emmigrated here)
Well, well, well. I've just googled the Rhubarb Triangle and learnt something. I'm amazed that I didn't know anything about it as it is the area I'm from - Bradford, Leeds, Cleckheaton with Wakefield on the cusp, mind you it is 30 years ago since I lived there. However I do recall as a youngster with pals going down local country lanes picking blackberries and then going into paddocks and getting rhubarb and then the trek home with stomack pains, we'd possibly had crab apples as well.