Good enough to eat.
Heaping compost, straw or well-rotted manure around the forcer will generate more warmth. Pull stems as you need them until April, but then uncover the plant.
Rhubarb A RHUBARB revival has taken place in the past few years, with restaurants serving up good old-fashioned rhubarb crumble, maybe with a hint of ginger, and a little work now can ensure a good supply of strong, tender stalks. It's easy to grow and you can start now, planting dormant crowns in a richly-manured spot with fairly heavy soil. It often does well near compost heaps, making the most of the rich run-off in the soil. If you can find a spot in full sun even better, as the sun will encourage the stems to develop a redder hue and a sweeter flavour. It can be picked between April and July.
Established rhubarb crowns can be