Puny Rhubarb Stalks

Asked June 20, 2018, 2:15 PM EDT

My rhubarb plant has never looked better - big and beautiful. But the stalks are puny. Most are only 1/2" in diameter. A few have reached 1", but not many. I did fertilize this spring. Any ideas? (I don't have enough for even one small pie.)

Hennepin County Minnesota rhubarb horticulture

1 Response

Rhubarb is considered a "heavy feeder" because we harvest so much of the plant each year. Here is an Extension publication to help you improve the vigor of your plant: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/growing-rhubarb-and-sorrel-in-minnesota-h...