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Don't forget to fertilize Rhubarb, as they'll thrive on a good feed of dry animal manure.
Mine have certainly gotten huge now that they were planted adjacent to the compost pile.
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Would like to try rhubarb in containers this fall. Have tomato, pepper and okra seeds for trade. This year's garden was a bust in NC Piedmont region with early torrential rains and then scorching 90* days, not much productivity at all. Ready to rip everything out, till and get ready for next season.
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Could well be the case GoDawgs. Just been trying to get a handle on your daily temps at this time of year and from what I can see your maximums are fairly consistent with long term averages being not much lower than daily maximums, coupled with high humidity.

From what I see I get temps that can be 20 to 25F higher than your maximums in your hottest months, but then we get a cold front come through and drop the temperature significantly. This cycle can run over a two week period, sometimes a bit longer, sometimes a bit shorter but temps will peak at anything upto 110F but then drop to maximums in the mid 60F range, sometimes even lower. Our humidity is generally low and with combinations of 100plusF and 10% humidity, the plants love it as long as the ground under them has plenty of water in it.
Yes, our max July-Sep averages in the low 90's, sprinkled with 7-10 day streaks of 97-100. Average summer lows are around 71, humidity in the 50-70% range. It doesn't really start cooling off until November-Feb when highs cool down to mid 60's, lows average around 40 and a few cold snaps in the upper 20's-low 30's. come visit.

I think I'm going to plant the three rhubarb plants in a 15 gal bucket, maybe all three in one and if they survive, repot them each to their own bucket.
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GoDawgs, if you can, it maybe beneficial to place pot where it's shaded in the afternoon. When I had the plants where they got afternoon shade is when they performed at their best. Stems upto 20oz on the largest variety
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GoDawgs, if you can, it maybe beneficial to place pot where it's shaded in the afternoon. When I had the plants where they got afternoon shade is when they performed at their best. Stems upto 20oz on the largest variety
That's what I've been thinking too. Thanks for the affirmation! I think where I've been growing the tomatoes this year would be perfect for the hot weather times. I'm also thinking that once it cools off they can take full sun all day. Thoughts?
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That's what I've been thinking too. Thanks for the affirmation! I think where I've been growing the tomatoes this year would be perfect for the hot weather times. I'm also thinking that once it cools off they can take full sun all day. Thoughts?
Yes, once the worst of your heat and humidity have gone full sun should not be a problem. Mine gets full sun all year round and while it is struggling a bit, it is because I have not been weeding the patch of late and it needs a good feed.
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Yes, our max July-Sep averages in the low 90's, sprinkled with 7-10 day streaks of 97-100. Average summer lows are around 71, humidity in the 50-70% range. It doesn't really start cooling off until November-Feb when highs cool down to mid 60's, lows average around 40 and a few cold snaps in the upper 20's-low 30's. come visit.

I think I'm going to plant the three rhubarb plants in a 15 gal bucket, maybe all three in one and if they survive, repot them each to their own bucket.

I wouldn't plant all three together, they need more space than that, they may grow bit I am pretty sure they would be puny.
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Just an update on the rhubarb:


Three rhubarbs were started from seed on July 4th and you can really see the diversity of open pollinated plants. The one on the left in a 15 gallon pot really outpaced the other two in growth speed. The one on the right in a 10 gallon pot is more compact, slower growing and the stalks are already tinged with red whereas the bigger one's stalks are light green. The third one isn't feeling well and needs to recover before being planted out. Rhubarb doesn't like wet feet and I almost killed that third one with too much water, I think.




I ought to start more seeds.
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Red Rhubarb is not nearly as vigorous as regular, at least here. Three different sources of red so far, always dogs. No difference in taste that I can tell either. Just a lot less of it.
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I hope you succeed. I want to follow in your footsteps!
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