Rhubarb is one of those old fashion veggie garden plants that often gets overlooked and forgotten. If you are looking for a productive plant that 'gives' year after year, with only a little bit of care, then this one is for you.
Rhubarb's scientific name is Rheum rhabarbarum. It is a herbaceious perennial that grows from short, thick rhizomes. The stalks are edible and known for their strong, tart taste. However, the leaves are poisonous and need to be avoided.
The stalks are often stewed with sugar to make a beautiful dessert with icecream or custard. It is also commonly used in dessert pies and even pickled.
If cared for, Rhubarb will grow and produce well for at least 10 to 15 years; and even longer. Soming growing specifics are:
With only a little bit of care, you should enjoy your rhubarb for many years to come.