Rhubarb in OK?
Has anyone tried growing rhubarb in OK?
I see it in grocery stores here occasionally, but it was a staple where I grew up in northern MN and a sign winter was (finally) over. I've never seen it here - wild or otherwise. Went up there to visit my parents last week and brought back about 10lbs to be turned into all the endless good things rhubarb can be turned in to and now I want (no, I NEED) to grow some here.
I consulted my dad who is a big gardener up there and we were trying to decide if our winter "chilling period" is long enough for it. It needs around 14 weeks of "refrigerator" soil temps. I'm in eastern OK and think I might be on the edge of making it work - perhaps with a deep layer of mulch over the plant once the cooler temps have set in to keep the cold in? Thoughts? Experiences? Anyone else's mouth watering at the thought of strawberry rhubarb pie?!