When the strawberries and rhubarb are seen at the markets at the same time, it signals the season change from spring to summer and it’s time for a final rhubarb harvest. Ensure your plant will continue to be fruitful and learn how to harvest rhubarb the right way.

How to Harvest Rhubarb the right way

Let a new plant grow for two years before harvesting any stalks and only take 1/3 of the plant on year three. After that you can harvest the plant pretty heavily, leaving the smaller stalks behind after a solid 6-8 weeks of pulling off stems for yummy pies, compote, and sorbet!

Rhubarb and Leeks at the Farmers' Market

Rhubarb is a showy plant that holds its own in the front flower beds even if the critters have a snack…