What can I do about skinny rhubarb stalks?

Whangarei Report - - GARDENING GARDENING - If you have a gar­den ques­tion email Glenys at glenys­wool­lard@icloud.com

Feed the plant. Sheep pel­lets, chicken ma­nure, blood and bone, com­post and all-pur­pose chem­i­cal fer­tilis­ers should work, but take care not to burn the crown if us­ing the lat­ter. Wa­ter rhubarb in dry weather, and be aware that plants are best di­vided ev­ery three or four years. Do the job be­fore the weather warms up, slic­ing through the clump with a sharp spade and re­plant­ing in a sunny spot with rich soil. Don’t pull stalks from the new plant un­til its sec­ond year.

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