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●● FORCING rhubarb IF you are growing rhubarb and fancy harvesting some a little earlier than normal, place a rhubarb forcer or upturned bucket or dustbin over one of your well-established crowns now.
The combination of darkness and warmth will help to produce the sticks earlier and should ensure they are tender.
Forced rhubarb should be ready to harvest around eight weeks after covering.
Don’t force the same crowns two years in a row. Alternate them for the best results.