It may look a little scary growing from the ground but the picture to the right is ripe Rhubarb for the picking. It is easy to grow and ready to harvest every spring like asparagus. See my asparagus article here. To harvest just twist and snap off the ripe rhubarb at the ground. I picked two long stems for now to include in a rhubarb crumb pie! Below are pictures of the Rhubarb just after harvest.
I then cut the leaves off and cut the stalk like celery and included in the rhubarb cake mix.