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  1. Rhubarb Crowns GROWING GUIDE Contact us CreationMatters Your company slogan here of 12 123 Your Company Address, City, State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddress@yourdomain.com

  2. Planting Plant your crowns as soon as possible after receipt, 1.2m (4ft) apart. Rhubarb will tolerate full sun or partial shade but should be planted in well drained soil. If soil conditions are very wet or frozen plant each crown individually in a 20cm (8in) container, using a multi-purpose compost and position in a sheltered spot until your soil is in better condition. Improve the soil structure by thorough digging before planting, ideally to a depth of about 45cm (18in) - two spades deep. Mix in plenty of well rotted manure or compost. Soak the crown in water for 1-2 hours, then plant so as to leave the top bud just level with the soil surface. Apply rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi directly to the crown before planting - this will help the plant to establish quickly. Firm well and water in thoroughly. Contact us CreationMatters Your company slogan here 2 of 12 123 Your Company Address, City, State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddress@yourdomain.com 1

  3. Maintenance Watering Keep the soil around the crown moist throughout the first growing season. In later years only water during prolonged dry spells, drenching thoroughly no more than once a week. Container grown rhubarb will need more regular watering and should never be allowed to dry out. Weeding & Mulching Keep the area around the crown free of weeds, particularly during its first year. An annual mulch of well rotted compost will greatly improve moisture retention and soil structure, and help suppress unwanted weeds. Harvesting Do not pull any stalks during the first year. In subsequent years pull the stronger stalks from each crown, leaving immature stalks to grow on for later. To pull a stalk, grasp it near the base and pull down and away from the crown whilst twisting it to one side. Contact us CreationMatters Your company slogan here 3 of 12 123 Your Company Address, City, State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddress@yourdomain.com 1

  4. Maintenance Forcing For really early succulent red stalks the crown may be ‘forced’. To do this, cover with a thick layer of straw or an upturned bucket in December and pull the stalks when they reach about 30cm (1ft) long. Feeding Feed liberally in spring with a high nitrogen fertilizer. Pests & Diseases Rhubarb is generally trouble-free. Contact us CreationMatters Your company slogan here 4 of 12 123 Your Company Address, City, State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddress@yourdomain.com 1

  5. Thank You! Questions & Answers We have lots of detailed blog pieces on site that you might find useful here: http://www.pomonafruits.co.uk/blog/ Any questions you have can be quickly answered by our team of dedicated staff so do not hesitate to get in touch! Our Address: Pomona Fruits Ltd, Pomona House, 12 Third Avenue, Walton-on-Naze, Essex CO14 8JU Please note we are not open to the public Our Telephone Number: 01255 440410 Our Email Address: info@pomonafruits.co.uk www.facebook.com/PomonaFruits www.twitter.com/PomonaFruits Contact us CreationMatters Your company slogan here of 12 123 Your Company Address, City, State 123456 Phone: 123-456-7890 | emailaddress@yourdomain.com 9