I hope I'm in the right spot, because I don't know if Rhubarb is classified a fruit or vegetable plant on this forum, but I found a thread on edible landscape.
Any way, my husband two years ago bought a pair of rhubarb plants and put them at the end of my tomato/pepper patch. They are now giants that take up half my plot.
I have read numerous articles about rhubarb and now understand that I should have been harvesting small stalks in June, just after leaf out. However, our rhubarb doesn't turn red. Many of the stalks that are now huge are red at the base. They are tough and unappetizing. If I harvest new slender stalks for cooking, what about the outside ones that are big, bug chewed and broken?
Also, our plants seem to have more than one center. There were flower stalks earlier and my husband eventually cut them out. There are about four little separate plants it seems with stalks growing out of them pointing out in four different directions instead of one center like celery.
These are such basic stupid newbie questions none of the nice articles on line address these issues.
I'd appreciate any comments you have please.
Thanks for replying.