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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.

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