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Rhubarb plants

Rhubarb plantsSeed of the Rhubarb may be sown thinly during April in drills one feet apart. Thin out the plants twelve inches from each other, and let them grow on till the following April, then plant them out four feet apart in deeply trenched ground into which a good quantity of well-rotted manure has been worked.

Large Rhubarb roots may be divided in autumn or early spring; every portion of the root that has a crown will make a fresh plant. When the last of the crop has been pulled, fork in a dressing of old manure. It may be forced out of doors by covering the ground thickly with stable manure, and placing large flower-pots over the plants to bleach them; but if forced in a frame the light need not be excluded. None but the earliest kinds should be selected for forcing.