Plant rhubarb so the crown meets ground level, or just beneath. Give it plenty of year to grow, about 1 square yard, as it can grow quite large. Loosen the soil, and plant the end with shoots, or the large end up. Cover with a couple of inches of loose soil, water it in, and let it grow. Each winter, the rhubarb stalks will die back. The dried leaves will shrivel and look dead, but will provide a nice mulching effect for future growth.