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Old 04-06-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default HELP! my rhizomes came early!!!!

We just bought a house and of course my first thought was WE CAN GROW HOPS! We have a friend who works for Redhook brewery so she placed an order for us. Problem is the rhizomes came in yesterday and we don't close on the house for two weeks! Will rhizomes keep in the fridge this long? If not, and I start them in planter boxes will they survive a transfer in a few weeks? Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Damp, not wet paper towel in a ziplock bag in the fridge! They'll be just fine. Much less stress in the fridge than in the transfer

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:22 AM   #3
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+1 on the towel / fridge. Pretty standard as hops are delivered often well before planting time occurs.

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Old 04-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #4
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Awesome! Thanks

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You may actually want to make that a very light bleach solution (3 tablespoons/gallon). It will kill anything trying to grow on the rhizome without hurting the rhizome.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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Last year I had mine in planters for two weeks. When we got our house I transferred no problem. This year they are already 3ft long

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