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06 Nov 18 Rhonda Rolfe (Australia - temperate climate)
I was given 4 plants a couple of years ago. They produced the sweetest, most tender stalks. I have lost 3 plants - not sure why. The one remaining plant is looking a bit sick so I have moved it to a more shaded area. I seem to be getting really big leaves but short stems. Any suggestions for better rhubarb and how to keep this one plant going. We have had some really hot days in western Sydney
10 Nov 18 Tony Minards (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, I have struggled to keep my rhubarb going this year and think I may have had a fungus problem. I lost one plant and have two more that are in trouble. Strangely a third rhubarb plant in the same area is thriving. I have given my two struggling plants a good wash with copper sulphate fungicide and their backwards slide seems to have halted.
08 Nov 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the notes here about growing it. I would suggest to have it in a raised area so it doesn't stay wet for long. A lot of leaf is probably too much N. Don't wet the crown/heart/eye of the plant - water may sit there and rot the crown. You could have a temp shade cover for really hot days.
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