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<a href="http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/lcurcio7/2007_0525Image0006.jpg" target="_blank">I never knew rhubarb grew like this.</a><br><br>
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it has went to flower/seed.<br><br>
If this is your plant then might want to twist those stalks coming up off, don't use a knife to cut though, (should never use knife w/rhubarb even when harvesting)<br><br>
I let one of my plants go to seed one year because I had never seen the flowers, and I was curious, it set the plant back compared to it's bedmates but has since caught back up.
 

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so i want to break that entire stalk off? where abouts should i break it? all the way, half way?
 

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I'd break it off close to the plant, will have to give it a twist, both stalks the little one behind and the bigger one up front, looking at your pict, I'd say below where the 1st arm branch comes out of the big stalk, where it's kinda brown. Mine turned a litle mushy in a few days at the place where I broke where water had pooled in the hollow stalk that was left but it healed itself.<br><br>
the reasoning behind taking the flower off it is taking energy away from the leaves
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If this is your plant then might want to twist those stalks coming up off, don't use a knife to cut though, (should never use knife w/rhubarb even when harvesting)</div>
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what is the reasoning for not using a knife? (just curious)... i'd not heard that before (and use a knife <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">)
 
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