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Limp Rhubarb Plants

The stalks of our rhubarb are weak and limp. Do they need fertilizing?

Rhubarb performs best in full sun. Move the plant to a sunnier location if this is the problem. You can fertilize rhubarb in early spring. Apply manure, compost or a low nitrogen fertilizer to the soil surrounding the plants. Select and apply the fertilizer according to your soil test recommendations or those on the fertilizer container. Wilted and discolored stems signal a disease not a nutrient problem. Remove infected leaves, stem and all, as they appear. Remove and destroy all infected leaves in fall. This will reduce the source of disease for future infection. 

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