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do remember that rhubarb is a good chopd and drop mulch plant..but it is a gross feeder so it could rob nutrients of things if planted too close..i agree with above statement that they can get really really large also..so remember that they will swamp a much smaller more tender plant
 
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I would have thought it needed shade in Spain. Does anyone know what to do with it in a hot country? does it die back in the summer mounths and regrow again from the roots. I suppose it needs to be in an irrigated spot. If it died back and regrew from the roots the summer drought would not matter. rose
 
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Paul and Jocelyn review Gaia's Garden, chapter 8 (part 2) in this podcast: http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/439-podcast-079-gaias-garden-chapter-8-part-2/ In it, they talk about creating an apple tree guild. They also talk about rhubarb.
 
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Early in the season I cut the bottom out of 5gal Pails and paint them dark green.
I place them over the small Rhubarb plants.
The plant then grows toward the light to get out the top of the pail.
...thus the stems grow extra long.
Light is not excluded as with regular forcing of Rhubarb.

We leave them on until after the second cutting.
We cut just a few stems from time to time and freeze them until there is a lot
or as we need them.
 
                                  
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try stewing rhubarb with orange and a little sugar, then serve with roasted duck or maybe pork belly or shoulder
 
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