I have never grown rhubarb and now I'd like to grow some.  Do I have to start from seed or can I create a start from one of the clippings?  I do this for houseplants a lot of times but didn't know if I had to ask around and see if someone would dig up some roots for me or like I said I could start from clippings that were left after I made a pie (some green leaves at the tips).

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In the fall dig up a root and plant in lots of soil with composted horsemanure plant about 3 ft apart and depending if you get cold winter, they need hay on & around them to keep the roots from freezing.  1st year don't take any, cut back ferns...........2nd year take a few & 3rd year harvest for 8 to 10 weeks..............mulch every spring to keep the weeds down.  Ph 5.0-7.0
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any flowers that come up cut them all the way down to the ground as they take away from the root system.

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