when to pick transplanted rhubarb

Asked April 10, 2020, 11:50 AM EDT

Last summer my aunt gave me some wonderful rhubarb plants, and I transplanted them into my backyard garden. They are growing like gangbusters this week, and I'm excited to be able to use and share them with neighbors. Question: Is it "okay" to harvest the rhubarb this year, or "should" I wait another year before harvesting?

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

You should wait another year but if they look really good you could get by with using a little yourself if you pull from different spots sparingly. Don't pull any after June. Here is a link to info about growing rhubarb. https://extension.umn.edu/vegetables/growing-rhubarb