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Old 04-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default hop rhizomes planted 2 weeks ago. nothing shooting up yet

I Planted 3 rhizomes. A cascade, Columbus, and Willamette. They all had some fresh looking buds on it. I planted 2 or 3 weeks ago. I'm careful not to over water... I haven't had anything coming up yet. Before I start to lightly dig them and see what's going on, I just wanted to know how long first year rhizomes take to get going. I live in south eastern Pennsylvania. We've had 90 degree days already, and mostly 60 and 70 degrees every day since. No frost at all. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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I wouldnt go digging.

#1. if they arent growing, it wont help that
#2. if they are growing, you will likely break off the shoots that are about to emerge

Keep on keepin on, give it a couple more weeks. Water daily to keep the ground moist, patience my friend. 1st year plants are only for looks really, they are pretty anemic typically...

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Old 04-21-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
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+1 wait. Your rhizome is just a cutting from a mature plant, it's going to take some time for it to make roots and shoots.

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I Planted 3 rhizomes. A cascade, Columbus, and Willamette. They all had some fresh looking buds on it. I planted 2 or 3 weeks ago. I'm careful not to over water... I haven't had anything coming up yet. Before I start to lightly dig them and see what's going on, I just wanted to know how long first year rhizomes take to get going. I live in south eastern Pennsylvania. We've had 90 degree days already, and mostly 60 and 70 degrees every day since. No frost at all. Any thoughts?
How deep were they planted?
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:28 PM   #5
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RDWHAHB is the first step, also make sure you aren't watering too much. I can't imagine anyone in the states needing to water a lot at this time of year.

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+1 to waiting. I have 7/8 rhizomes coming up right now and the one I lost is the one I dug around to see what it was doing, pretty sure I broke off a couple shoots while lookin and wish I hadn't. Keep them moist, and be patient, their mostly
focusing on root development now anyways.

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I planted my first year Cascade about 3 weeks ago. Nothing was happening for 2 weeks so I dug one up just to see what was going on. It had a few shoots starting so I reburied it and in the next few days I had several shoots sprouting. Nothing yet on my other 2 plants but I'm not going to risk digging those up. Worst case scenario is that they don't grow, and there's nothing I can do about that now anyway.

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I'm in Southeastern, PA and, after 2+ weeks my first shoots sprung forth yesterday. The 2 cascades were visible, but the Goldings were not. However, at lunch today, one of the Goldings has broken through!

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:33 AM   #10
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Hello all! New to the forum. I decide to try to grow my own hops this year. I live on Long Island and planted Hallertau(sp?) hops (2 rhizomes). They have been in the ground for about three weeks and both have small shoots. One thing I question is how I planted them. The soil is good. Mostly compost from leaves and plants. I did not plant them in a mound though. I dug a 4" deep trench and planted them there loosely covering them with soil. Does anyone think this is a problem? I think I can still redo the planting at this point. Anyway, This is the best forum yet. I already built my own stir plate and am brewing a chocolate stout this weekend....can't wait

I apologize if this is in the wrong thread or it should be a new one...I'm a noob

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