I lived in Colorado for a short time. I failed miserable at growing a garden there. But I did have a rhubarb plant.
I thought that it was a weed, so I kept chopping it down and digging it up. But it kept coming back. A neighbor finally showed me what to do with it. May I say “love”?. I love rhubarb. Yes it is sour, but I like sour. It also goes great with strawberries. Tis the season. don’t cha know? May in the desert is time for strawberries. If you can grow them.
I have been told year after year that rhubarb does not do well in our alkaline soil. So, I did not try to grow it. Now that I am watching and changing the pH in my soil, I thought-well heck-why not?
Now, I have a rhubarb plant that looks like elephant ears. I read that you are not supposed to harvest the delicate stalks the first year. Well, let me just say this about that. There is nothing delicate about this baby, so I harvested several stalks today. I will also harvest more later, but I will let you know.