Rhubarb and lavender

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Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285648 daffodiltulip
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:09 pm

Can they be grown together?

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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285649 diggernotdreamer
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:30 pm

Rhubarb, requires a lot of organic matter and moist soil whereas lavender does not

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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285652 Green Aura
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:04 am

You could grow one or both of them in pots. That way you could give them both the growing conditions they like.
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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285653 Flo
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:09 am

Rhubarb is a monster when it gets going so best in the ground with lots of manure or compost. Lavender is more a case of a decent soil but not too much. Can grow into a huge bush if happy so like rhubarb needs plenty of space.

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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285927 daffodiltulip
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:01 pm

Can onions and/or garlic be grown near rhubarb?

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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285937 Flo
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:42 am

You need to plant anything well away from rhubarb as when it gets going in the spring the stems and leaves spread out greatly. In other words, it depends on what you mean by near! I know how far mine spreads and nothing is near as in close by.

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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285946 diggernotdreamer
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:33 pm

I agree with Flo, rhubarb is a thug, it will out complete anything else that grows near it

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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285953 daffodiltulip
Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:35 pm

I was wondering more along the lines of, would a chemical from one cause a problem with the growth of the other, as seems to happen with some plants.

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Re: Rhubarb and lavender

Post: #285954 Flo
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:45 am

Nope just size in this case!


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