Rhubarb! I don't get it. We grow only 100 feet of it, in
landscape fabric to deal with weeds. But we get only perhaps
seven percent to 10 percent of the stalks to ripen to their
beautiful red. The rest stay green. What can we do to enhance
Thanks for the question on rhubarb. I'm not a rhubarb expert,
but here is the combined information I have from myself and
our head gardener Eileen Weinsteiger. First, not all rhubarb
is created equal. By that I mean some rhubarb varieties turn
red and some don't. This doesn't affect the flavor but it
will, of course affect the appearance of your food. That bright
red color is attractive, but some plants just don't turn red.
As far as increasing the yield goes, we suggest you fertilize
freely with well composted manure. Rhubarb is a robust-growing
plant that likes plenty of nutrients. Compost will be a good
fertilizer for this plant type.