Mulch rhubarb

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do -

Once your rhubarb leaves have died down, cut back the old stalks to leave the buds ex­posed to the win­ter weather. Rhubarb plants will ben­e­fit from a thick mulch of straw or well-rot­ted com­post or ma­nure placed around the crowns of the plants. Don’t place it over the crown it­self as this can lead to rot­ting. As well as help­ing to sup­press weed growth, as the mulch breaks down it will also feed the soil, pro­vid­ing nu­tri­ents for th­ese hungry feed­ers ready for next year’s grow­ing sea­son.

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