Terri J
Terri J
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Asked on Feb 26, 2012

I wasn't able to get my rubarb into the ground this weekend, and don't know when I will be able to. I know it belongs

Pat CroleyDouglas HuntTerri J
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there, but can anyone think of a reason why I can't transfer it into an even larger container filled with potting soil and miracle grow until I get some help digging up this red clay, and soil samples back? I know that the roots need room to keep growing, which is why I just want to do it for temporary purposes. The container is about 3 feet round and 2.5 feet high?
6 answers
  • 3po3
    on Feb 27, 2012

    That shouldn't be a problem as long as the container is large enough. My neighbor does all his veggie gardening in containers because he doesn't want to mess with our terrible soil.

  • Terri J
    on Feb 27, 2012

    I am waiting for one more answer, because I can also put it in a straw bale. Steve, thanks for telling me that though, because now I can plant all my vegetables in containers, where the rabbits can't eat them. Plus it also saves me the trouble of sending soil samples out until I can get some muscles here to help me dig it up.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 27, 2012

    Terri, you can certainly grow rhubarb in a container that large, but at a certain point I think you're going to need to commit to keeping it there for the season and not transplanting it until after there's been a frost. Every time you re-pot or transplant you put stress on a plant and it goes through a period of adjustment.

  • Terri J
    on Feb 27, 2012

    Doug, I am going to go along w/ what you and Steve G. said. My straw bales can be used for other things I know I have to just get it into something big and leave it alone. Plus, the bunnies won't get to it their either and my helpful neighbor who hates rhubarb won't "accidnetly" mow it over either

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 27, 2012

    I can't imagine having a neighbor who hates rhubarb. Mine beg for it.

  • Pat Croley
    on Apr 29, 2016

    For sure the "best". I have been trying to keep some alive to have a good rhubarb pie this spring. Living in the south isn't good for rhubarb.

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