Check out the rhubarb today(or a couple of days ago). Three weeks ago it was just one little sprout. Now there are 4 leaves and more.(This is just a little corner of the patch) I'm not sure that I will harvest any this year, since I just divided it this spring. We'll see how robust it is. I'll probably straw mulch it soon. I don't like the looks of straw mulch but I have a lot available for free...and it works---it's just not as professional looking.