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Old 04-22-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
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I had my rhizome planted about 2 and a half weeks ago. We have had steady 75 - 80 degree weather, and I had no shoots. I just dug it up, it has root rot on both ends of the rhizome. The middle of it still looks strong, and there are a couple of roots extending, but its not much more than what was on there when I planted it. I'm assuming there is no fix for this, it doesn't look like its going to recover. I was watering it once a day and I had it planted in a mount of peat moss and soil. This is a Cascade rhizome, I just ordered a Horizon rhizome from Midwest, to replace it.

Let me know if there are any fixes.....

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Old 04-22-2008, 01:57 AM   #2
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You might try cutting off the mushy parts down do good, firm rhyzome. You may be able to save it that way but without cutting the rot will continue. BTW, cut with a clean, sanitized, sharp knife.

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root rot=better than crotch rot

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Cut off the rot and get some no-damp.

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One more thing, you can get sulfur powder at gardening stores that you can lightly dust the cut edges with to prevent fungi rot.

Edit: should have typed faster. lol

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This all sounds good, I don't feel completely hopeless any more. Is there something similar to NO-DAMP that I might beable to get locally rather than wait. If I can I would like to solve this soon. If this solves my problem, what could you suggest for replanting (watering schedule, soil, etc.) I would like to keep this from happening again, or happening to my Horizon

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You should be able to find sulfur powder at any Walmart, K-mar, HD, etc. Sulfur powder is used, among other things, when planting potatoes. It's the time of year that every store seems to have a garden center in their parking lot.

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Rice will absorb the water?
I have no clue if that would work.

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Ok, I just cut my rhizome down, its down to about 1" long. I'm keeping it in a lightly damped napkin in a plastic sandwich bag. So is watering once a day too much? I will rework my soil to make a larger mound, the mound I had became a bit packed down. I will also try using more peat moss which might help it not pack so much and drain a bit better.
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Ok, I just cut my rhizome down, its down to about 1" long. I'm keeping it in a lightly damped napkin in a plastic sandwich bag. So is watering once a day too much? I will rework my soil to make a larger mound, the mound I had became a bit packed down. I will also try using more peat moss which might help it not pack so much and drain a bit better.
Anymore input will be appreciated.
You are probably watering too much and as you suspected don't have good enough drainage. Sorry, I don't know what kind of soil you have there but loosen the soil up around the rhizome is always good. Also, planting on a mound will help a lot with drainage. I would buy a bag of compost over the peat moss. Hops like pretty rich soil and compost will stay pretty fluffy. I top dress my hops every year with a new bag of compost and it seems to like it pretty well.

BTW, you are better off to let the cut edges sit out in the air to heal over for the night rather than keeping it wet.
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