An easy-to-grow perennial vegetable, rhubarb produces tart and flavorful for stalks for years. It's a favorite for baking into cobblers, pies and preserves. Rhubarb is fairly trouble-free, too. Pests and deer tend to leave it alone. Gardeners grow rhubarb in flowerbeds, along a fence row or in the vegetable garden. Just choose a sunny location with good drainage. When selecting rhubarb to buy online, make sure the variety will grow in your hardiness zone. Rhubarb crowns can be planted in the spring or fall. During the first year, let the plants established themselves. Then take a light harvest the second year. During the third year and after, you can take a regular harvest.