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Old 04-23-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Planted my rhizomes a few weeks back.. & they're starting to come up..

however, bad planning means i have to move them to another spot..

any suggestions?

Should I wait until they get a bit taller and more healthy? (only a couple inches so far)


(if they grow as expected, they'll shield my garden from the sun, and kill all of our food... so.. dont want to do that)

suggestions?

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Hmmm I moved some plants last weekend, but they were a year old. I just dug them up, put them in the new hole with compost and covered them back up, then God watered them for 3 days striaght...

I think I'd wait till they got a little taller and tougher. The sprouts break off pretty easy when they are young, but if you wait they will be able to withstand the move. On the other hand it is early enough that it could put out more sprouts.

Since it is a rhizomes I'd say wait for it to replenish some of it's nutrients by taking in some sun energy and develop some roots, when it starts to get tall enough to interfere with your garden them move them.

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right on.. thanks.. i figure i'll just wait till mid season and give it a go..

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I just dug them up, put them in the new hole with compost and covered them back up, then God watered them for 3 days striaght...
God can be cool like that
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Yep! It actually did work out pretty well, I guess He's cool with this beer thing

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Yep! It actually did work out pretty well, I guess He's cool with this beer thing
I feel ya, man! I planted mine about 3 weeks ago and the only time I've watered was immediately after they were planted. It seems like as soon as they dry out there is rain that night. This weekend they will probably dry out for the first time in a week. With the 80 degree weather all weekend I will probably need to water them for the second time in a month!
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Nice I need to get my rain barrel(s) set back up and extend my drip tubing.

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I would actually recommend moving them now, before it gets too hot. It will be less stress on the plant to move it now and let it get established while it's still cool.

The general rule of thumb for moving plants is to do it in the spring or fall. Ideally, they should be transplanted before they break ground or after they start to go dormant, but if you have to move them I would do it now.

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well.. martin luther as a beer brewer and it's well documented.. he had some mad equipment on a big scale.. (hope you know who that is... seriously!)

Well.. I'm going to go to my local nursery (plants, no kids) and ask them what they think..
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Good idea on asking a local nursery. I just grow for fun, hops are a weed so I think you'll be find either way.

Didn't know Marin Luther was a brewer, I'll make sure to tell my Lutheran neighbors about that next time they ask about my brewing setup

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