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Old 01-26-2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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Rhubarb index 2020

First spotted rhubarb poking through when the snow melted a couple weeks ago. This pic is today Jan. 26, 2020.
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I was just thinking about that, I'm starting to see some sprouts showing in the yard....very mild winter and little snow.
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I was just hiking about that, I'm starting to see some sprouts showing in the yard....very mild winter and little snow.
Yes me too, sprouts all over the place, whoops I meant icicles. Being the topic is science, here’s a tip for anyone who is often confused.
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I may have to go look. I had separated and replanted rhubarb last fall, and one big plant I divided and had a big root available to give my friend, and noticed it had started sprouting. But I mulched everything with seaweed in October so haven't seen if anything is emerging.

Edit: nope, nothing. But the worms are actively working on the seaweed so at least the garden is healthy. I moved my favorite very red rhubarb to a better place, better soil, and transplanted the one that grows two foot leaves into the original sandy spot. So we'll see.
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