Rhubarb is both quick growing and hardy. Coming back bigger and better each season, this plant requires very little care. Perfect for pies and delightful when combined with strawberries in a cobbler. Harvest fruit third year. Rhubarb is extremely easy to grow. Plant as soon as soil can be worked. Choose a sunny well-draines area. Dig a hole several inches deep and space plants 18" apart. Apply a heavy mulch to smother weeds.