I have a good rhubarb patch established. One of the older plants was getting a bit overcrowded last season and I was thinking of trying forcing on it this year, then leaving it to recuperate for the rest of the season, then dividing it next fall. I believe this plant is a Victoria variety.
I have a large black plastic trashcan that will fit over the entire root ball, and I know to add compost and such. I was wondering when the best time to cover it would be? Do I wait for it to sprout, wait for a certain soil temp, etc..? It looks like we're getting an early spring this year, might get another small snow events but otherwise the ground is thawing.