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Old 03-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default How long to start seeing my hops?

So first year, just planted a rhizome in some potting soil this morning, wondering how long they take to sprout? Just so I know if they are alive or not.

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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This might be a new record for impatience. :-P

if you're starting inside, give it 10 days to 2 weeks IIRC. I still would recommend just planting it in the ground ASAP, JMO.

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Old 03-31-2010, 02:08 AM   #3
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Yep.

I suggest weekly you could dig up your hops and look at the buds, but I also think thats a little ridiculous. I think you should assume your hops will grow despite you and worry more about your trellis and my sworn enemy, the dreaded Japanese beetle.

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No need to dig them up to check. Depending on how deep you planted them and the weather I would say it can take 10 days to 3 weeks. Last year I planted mine about 3-4 inches and the one that had some buds broke ground in about 10-14 days and the one with no buds broke ground in about 2 weeks.

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Old 03-31-2010, 05:36 PM   #5
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I've had rhizomes that sprouted in 2 days, and I've had ones that took 4 weeks - all in good SoCal weather too.

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No need to dig them up to check. Depending on how deep you planted them and the weather I would say it can take 10 days to 3 weeks. Last year I planted mine about 3-4 inches and the one that had some buds broke ground in about 10-14 days and the one with no buds broke ground in about 2 weeks.

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So if the buds have broken off they will still take just fine if just roots?
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Yup...nothing to worry about. It would break ground faster if there were buds or sprouts already there but they will bud again if they broke off.

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