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How much do you split your rhubarb plants?

 
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I was talking to my mom today when splitting a bunch of gifted rhubarb plants, and told her that my comfrey splitting sized (2 knuckles for someone 6') rhubarb plants took off very well, and she looked at me strangely. How small do you cut your rhubarb roots when dividing them?

On a side note the rhubarb patch that I'm making is covered by wood chips, and very little grass about 1' above ground that shakes if you throw an 8' cedar tone 4x4 bird house post from your shoulder onto the ground.
 
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One bit.. so one bud and anything that is attached directly to it, maybe about 8 inches round? Each plant is about 1.5ft round when I split them and I split them into 4's normally. I don't generally want more rhubarb just refreshed
 
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I've only split rhubarb once and it was a very old very neglected plant. I divided it up into over 30 pieces. Each one seemed to be its own crown.
 
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I found this video good, and was wondering if other people have had success, and apparently so:
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