Here is the BEST Time to Fertilize Rhubarb in Kentucky (2023 Guide)

Do you want to fertilize rhubarb in Kentucky, but don’t know when the best time to do so is?

Fertilizing rhubarb is not as easy as it seems.

Here’s why:

  • Rhubarb require a specific time to be fertilized and a particular amount of fertilization.

So if you fertilize them too early they will die and if you fertilize them too late you won’t get any fruit.

And if you fertilize too much you will “burn” your plant and if you don’t fertilize enough your rhubarb plant won’t grow quickly and large enough to bear a high yield of fruit.

Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to fertilize rhubarb in Kentucky:

  • To Learn More About WHEN To Fertilize Rhubarb, Check Out This GUIDE!

When to Fertilize Rhubarb in Kentucky

There are two specific times you should fertilize your rhubarb plants:

  • You should immediately fertilize your rhubarb plants with a 10-10-10 NPK balanced fertilizer mix. The fertilizer should either be mixed with the soil you are planting or in the hole before you transplant your rhubarb into the ground. This will allow your plants to grow quicker and larger.

  • The second round of fertilization should be applied just as your rhubarb plant begins to grow fruit. You will want to still use a 10-10-10 balanced fertilizer mix. You will want to apply it to your soil and immediately water after. This will allow your rhubarb plant to bear bigger and more fruit.

When NOT to Fertilize Rhubarb in Kentucky

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There are certain times you should not fertilize your rhubarb plant.

  • Don’t fertilize seedlings that are less than 1 month old.
  • Don’t fertilize rhubarb plants without immediately watering them after.
  • Don’t fertilize rhubarb plants once they have ripened fruit on them.
  • Don’t fertilize rhubarb after the initial fertilization period or before fruit begins to grow on your plant.

How Much Fertilizer Should I Apply to My Rhubarb Plants?

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The amount of fertilization you apply will depend on the specific type of rhubarb plant you have.

As a general rule you should:

  • Always follow the instructions on your fertilizer package. Never apply more than the recommended amount.
  • Apply the proper amount of fertilization around your rhubarb plant and never directly on it or on its stem.
  • Provide the same amount of fertilization each time you apply it so that your rhubarb plant does not become shocked by too many or too few nutrients.

If you want to learn WHEN to Fertilize ANY Plant in Kentucky, head over HERE and just type in the plant you want to fertilize.

You can also find the BEST Fertilizers for Rhubarb or Any Plant HERE.

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