rhubarb seeds

Hello there This is my first post thank you for letting me join your forum. I live in surrey i have not got a very big garden mainly flowers and lawn, but i am sorting out part of the garden to use to plant vegetable so i am sure i will be asking plenty of question look foward to getting to know you all.
my sister has rhubarb in her garden, She has just given me a load of seeds. Is this the best way to start some plants for my garden. Also at the moment is it ok to grow them in a very large pot
regards Marela
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On Tue, 10 May 2011 15:41:41 +0000, marela

The quickest way to propagate rhubarb is to divide a plant. Any chunk that has a stalk or two and some roots will probably grow. Seeds will work if they are viable but it will take longer. AFAIK rhubarb is true breeding so the seeds should give a plant much like the parent.

Sure, depending on your definition of 'very large'. Fill the pot with fairly rich mix that includes some manure or compost, rhubarb is a moderately heavy feeder. It will only do well for a year or two after that divide it and plant it out or replace the soil. Place the pot in full sun and remember to water it regularly particularly when it is hot and dry.
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Same here 100 miles west of Montreal. Local plants are hardy i.e. survive winters as cold as -30, appear dead in April and produce edible rhubarb in June.
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