Rhubarb Forcing Pots Find out how to force rhubarb in your garden with rhubarb-forcing pots here! Did you know you can force rhubarb?
Rhubarb is one of the earliest plants to pop up in the garden when spring arrives. It's easy to grow and you don't have to plant it year after year. This means you’ll have plenty of this tasty fruit every spring and summer for pies, jams, sauces and syrups.
Rhubarb is typically ready for harvest in late spring or when stalks are 12 to 18 inches tall. Stop harvesting in early summer when the plant is no longer sending up new stalks. But did you know you can get an even earlier harvest by using a forcing rhubarb jar or a pot? This is a great way to extend the harvest season so you can enjoy those delicious spears for even longer!Does forced rhubarb taste different?
Forcing rhubarb refers to growing rhubarb in darkness. This method creates a warm environment and causes plants to break dormancy while accelerating the plant's growth as the stalks search for light. This process produces stalks that are more tender, less stringy and sweeter than they would be if grown in full sun. Follow the steps below to force your own rhubarb.Where to find a rhubarb forcing pot
Rhubarb Forcer from Haddenstone
Rhubarb Forcing Pots on Etsy
Best Rhubarb Forcers
Forcing is best done with rhubarb plants that are at least two years old. Mature plants are able to handle the stress of forced growth, but this method should only be used one time on a single plant. (Don't do it every year.)When to Force Rhubarb Plants
Begin forcing rhubarb in late winter when plants are still dormant.Cover the Plant
Use a forcing jar or a large nursery pot to cover the rhubarb so noRead more on gardengatemagazine.com