Argh. I am so frustrated! This is the first time I have ever planted anything from SEED and had it sprout and thrive, and now I'm being challenged! I have a plot roughly 8' x 12' that was growing wild. I pulled up all the wild rubarb, mowed over what was left, dug out all the remaining tubars, tilled the whole plot, fertilized it, etc. before planting. I know I'd killed all those darned things. So, I planted the plot with sweet corn, pumpkin, watermelon, chic peas, squash, and sun flowers. Within a week or so, everything was sprouting nicely and I was quite pleased with myself. But now the dang rubarb keeps popping up (and I dont mean one or two here and there, I mean EVERYWHERE like a hostile takeover!) and threatening my lovely crops! I've had to stake a few of my sweet corn (now about 2.5 feet tall) because the stupid rubarb keeps pushing them over. I keep pulling out the new rubarb chutes, but I can't get in to dig out the tubars for fear of ruining the rest of whats growing there. I am so mad. I have to go out every other day and weed those stupid rubarb out again. Its getting to be a royal pain in my arse! Is there anything I can do (now or in the future) to prevent this? Is there any way to get rid of the stupid stuff once and for all? Is the rubarb going to ruin my first (and BEST) gardening efforts? I have worked so hard...and the kids are both wanting to take some produce to the fair next month as one of their 4H projects. My daughter is planning on the sweet corn. Please HELP! I'm at my wits end!