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How can I get my hands on some rhubarb for planting, how/where/when do I plant, how do I care for it, and how soon can it be harvested after planting?.

You should check your local Home-Depot, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, ect. garden centers for it. You can also look in your local nurseries for the roots or “crowns” Mail order companies, such as Park Seed, Pintree Gardens, ect. also have it but its getting a bit late in the season to order it from them. They usually ship the roots/crowns in early spring to be planted as soon as the ground can be worked. If you can find it locally, plant it in a loose, well drained rich soil and mulch it fairly well. Water it if it gets too dry. I wouldn't cut any this year but let it become established over the summer. Space the plants around 3 feet apart. The second year you can cut it fairly lightly for 2 or 3 weeks in the spring. After second year, cut it in the spring but allow it to go to seed and build up strength over the summer to last through the fall and winter. After it is hit by the first major frost/freeze in the fall, mulch well to protect the roots/crowns over the winter.

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