Harvesting Rhubarb

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I have rhubarb growing in my garden. When do you cut it for freezing or cooking? When is the right harvest time?

By Sheila

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May 3, 20110 found this helpful
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Where I grew up we didn't cut the rhubarb, we pulled each stalk out. I don't know how to explain when to cut it. You don't want it to get too old. Maybe when the stalks are about as big around as your thumb, sometimes a little smaller.

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April 19, 2012

If rhubarb gets frozen a little in the ground in the early spring, is it ruined in any way?

By Don

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May 7, 20120 found this helpful
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No. Just give it a little time and it should start popping back up.

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