We just got three cascade rhizomes a couple of days ago. One of them had a few buds kind of like a potato. The other two just looked like sticks. Is this anything to worry about? I hope that it is not too late to plant where we live in Michigan. Alos we planted the rhizomes in large 10 gallon buckets outside and figured that we would leave them in there this summer and transplant them in the fall. The reason for the buckets is that we wanted to keep critters from eating the plants until they built up a good base root system. How long does it normaly take before you see some action? I am hopefull that hop growing is like home brewing, you spend alot of time worrying about every little thing and in the end everything turns out fine. Any feed back would be helpfull.