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Beginner Gardening: Rhubarb extra large leaves

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East Greenbush, NY

May 22, 2014
1:01 PM

Post #9846215

Last year my rhubarb turned brown so i dug it up & moved it right next to the compost heap. This year the leaves are enormous...rhubarb is okay. Just made one pie out of it but i left some stalks. Is too much energy going into the leaves? Should i move it again? Are the leaves safe to put into the compost heap after i shred them? Or should I enter them into the Rhubarb Leaf Hall of Fame! many thanks, AnnFran NY zone 5
Palmdale, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 25, 2014
4:12 PM

Post #9849070

Mind taking a picture? From the sound of it, it's doing very well. I have never grown rhubarb before, so I can't say for sure.
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

May 25, 2014
6:59 PM

Post #9849197

There's nothing wrong with your rhubarb. It's probably just enjoying extra soil fertility from runoff from the composter, and it's responding exactly as it should.

Yes, you can put rhubarb leaves in the composter - there's no need to shred them, as there's nothing woody about them.

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