|2 year old plants|
|newly transplanted rhubarb|
These are my oldest plants - still only about 3 years old & I actually thought I had lost them this winter. They were very slow to emerge (about 3 weeks behind the ones pictured above). They have received lots of fresh compost over the last couple of summers, so I think that's what the rest will need too.
|black bucket action|
What I did to encourage growth was to put a black planting pot over top of them. I had heard a while ago that putting a laundry basket on top will enourage growth, but I don't have one available for 'yard duty'. But I do have lots of pots...
|April 21 - growth of a an inch or 2|
I guess the purpose of the black bucket is to make the plant think it needs to grow taller stalks to get the leaf tips closer to sunlight.