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Old 03-19-2009, 02:16 AM   #1
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Default 1st time hop grower...how long till I see sprouts?

I received my order from Thyme garden on 7 Mar. I had everything ready and planted them that same day. Hallertauer, Fuggle, and Magnum (2 each). I used miracle grow in 64 qt containers and have been watering every other day or so. I buried them 4-5 inches deep (probably a bit too deep) and still haven't seen any sprouts yet. Any thoughts or ideas? I'm thinking about gently pulling the soil back to see if there's been any growth at all and maybe burying them closer to the surface.

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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I received my order from Thyme garden on 7 Mar. I had everything ready and planted them that same day. Hallertauer, Fuggle, and Magnum (2 each). I used miracle grow in 64 qt containers and have been watering every other day or so. I buried them 4-5 inches deep (probably a bit too deep) and still haven't seen any sprouts yet. Any thoughts or ideas? I'm thinking about gently pulling the soil back to see if there's been any growth at all and maybe burying them closer to the surface.
I'm a first time grower also, mine just popped up after a week in the ground. I only buried them an inch deep though.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:34 AM   #3
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5 inches is way to deep.. brush some dirt aside.. .but I wouldn't re-dig it up... ad some nitrogen.

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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1-2" is plenty, so I'd move some dirt until you get to shoots or the rhizomes.

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:13 AM   #5
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I checked them today after work and the Magnum came out of nowhere and was about an inch above the mulch! I'm gonna wait another day or two then move the dirt on the other two. Pretty cool!

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:35 AM   #6
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Watch out - once they're up, those mofos grow pretty quick.

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Watch out - once they're up, those mofos grow pretty quick.
+1 on the advice and on the use of "mofo". Give it a week at least before you go digging.
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Yea... your poles are about 15 feet too short! My 1st year magnums went to 25 feet.

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Old 03-20-2009, 06:32 AM   #9
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You'll just have to wait longer if they are deeper. Magnum is the best grower of the lot. Hallertau and Fuggle will not be as aggressive.

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Old 03-20-2009, 01:25 PM   #10
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I second the 1 week call. I planted two rhizomes last Saturday and both popped up yesterday, but that was in my basement with a fluorescent tube going 24/7 over them.

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