When does rhubarb emerge?
I posted in Fruits but then realized that rhubarb is probably technically not a fruit :)
I bought potted plants twice last year, 2 different varieties. One bought end of May looked great, then died out with a bang in early July. I have heard about them going dormant but really know nothing more, like when it should happen or what going into dormancy looks like. I bought another in mid July, planted that, only to have that one fizzle out quickly too. I bought a bag of bare roots on clearance (they looked healthy enough, considering) and planted those. (Can you tell I want rhubarb?!)
I just checked the garden and can't see the stakes I put in to mark them. We had heavy snow cover and I think they were all knocked down and drifted away.
I just bought another bag of 2 roots, which are sprouted. I'd like to get those in the ground quickly, unless they should be potted first. Obviously I don't want to kill the rhubarb I planted last year, if indeed any of them are going to come back. Nor can I judge the spacing until I can see something. How close is too close?
Am I better off waiting? Thanks for your help.