Rhubarb could not be easier to grow. It is a perennial (which means it will come back year after year.) As far as I know, rhubarb has no pests. I guess the critters know that the leaves are poisonous.
The pink stems of the rhubarb are what you eat. Some people call it the pie plant. It is excellent in pies and cobblers. Rhubarb has a tart flavor that combines well with other fruits.
I've been picking a little rhubarb this year. We've enjoyed strawberry rhubarb pie and rhubarb coffee cake. I don't want to pick it too hard this year since it is a young plant, but I'd like to start collecting recipes for rhubarb.
Do you grow rhubarb? Do you have a favorite rhubarb recipe?