Dividing With Rhubarb

I divided my rhubarb over the weekend.

I didn’t even know I had rhubarb until last year, I think. I thought it was some random volunteer in the garden and I neither removed nor encouraged it. Last year it was extra robust and I harvested and decided to learn more about rhubarb which according to Billy “grows like weeds” in Wyoming.

I found this article about rhubarb and marked my calendar so I could divide this month.

I figured once I started it would all make sense but actually I ended up digging up this gigantic root ball and I gently tried to separate what I thought were the rhizomes and ended up breaking things apart with big ugly cracking sounds.

I bought two bags of compost and separated the thing into 8 new plants. We’ll see how it does.

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