Keep crowns in a cool area prior to planting and do not allow them to dry out. Plant in early spring once your ground is thawed; making it workable without getting muddy. Your rhubarb crowns are pieces of mature roots with new buds. Place the crowns deep enough so that they are covered with 2" of soil. Space them 2 to 3 feet apart in the row.
AFTERCARE: Immediately remove any seed stalks that appear as they reduce the vigor of the plant. Keep your rhubarb patch free of weeds and divide rhubarb every 6 to 8 years to maintain top production.
Rhubarb is the ultimate pie ingredient; tart and colorful often combined with strawberries for a special spring treat. Most popular in pies, sauces and jellies.