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Rhubarb on Eastern Shore of MD?

Posted by LStanton311 6b & 7b (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 15, 12 at 15:03


We've just purchased acreage on MD's Eastern Shore, planning on moving there in a few years. Starting to plan house, barns & garden (taking advantage of the time I have!) & curious if I'll be able to grow rhubarb there. Anyone there tried it? It thrives here in N. Central MD, just now sure if it's too hot there. Thanks!

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RE: Rhubarb on Eastern Shore of MD?

It will be difficult if not impossible. Just not cold enough. I nurse a patch along in southern Maryland (on the western shore), but it's planted in a low-lying frost pocket. I've talked to other gardeners and farmers in Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles and their experience is the same -- you might be able to grow a bit of it in a cold spot. Makes me crazy as I grew up in northern Minnesota where the stuff is unkillable and grows like a hedge.

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