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dirtman
I just bought a dozen rhubarb plants and I'm not sure how big a space I will need for a permanent bed. The package says 18 inches per plant but I'll be planting them in a four by four foot raised bed. How many will go in each bed that size?
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That's a lot of rhubarb. According to the KGI Garden Planner, you need roughly 3' x 3' per plant, but in practice you can grow rhubarb more tightly spaced than that if you don't mind them hanging over the edges of your raised bed box. I would try two plants and plant a 4 ft row of something else on the south side of them so the rhubarb doesn't crowd and shade them out. Maybe a few strawberry plants if you want to make yourself a delicious pie!
Good advice! Those are good-looking rhubarb plants!

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