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Dakota Gardener: Forcing an early harvest of rhubarb

There is a song going viral right now on social media about a woman named Barbara who is famous for her rhubarb pie. The entire song is a German tongue twister and catchy.

Rhubarb is also trending due to a trend of people “forcing” rhubarb, a growing technique that is used for an earlier and tastier rhubarb harvest. I guess rhubarb is a pretty popular plant worldwide.

Growing rhubarb is a widespre...