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Her rhubarb is not feeling so good....

Posted by valleyrimgirl 2b (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 2, 06 at 23:54

I was visiting one of my sisters the other day and she toured me around her garden. She asked me why I thought her rhubarb was dying. I haven't a clue. Can you all give some suggestions as to why the leaves are all turning orange and brown and drying up and dying?

Since I happened to have brought my camera along that day I took a picture of it to post here at FN.

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RE: Her rhubarb is not feeling so good....

Brenda, Google up Rhubarb Redleaf disease and see what you think? From looking at the red leaves, I'd say it fits the description.


Here is a link that might be useful: Redleaf

RE: Her rhubarb is not feeling so good....

Hi, My rhubarb is looking terrible. It's been in the ground for maybe three years. This year the leaves are turning brown, yellow and with some red. Some of them have turned real brown and dried up. If I could figure out how to post a picture, would do that so you can give better advice. Unfortunately there are black walnut trees all around us but they aren't too close. I understand that juglone given off by black walnuts is bad for rhubarb. We live in central NYS. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, Nancy

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