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Old 04-11-2008, 12:16 PM   #11
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I am waiting to plant them in case of another forst. (supposed to snow this weekend, but don't it's going to now) What's the maximum they'll be ok in the fridge?

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Old 04-11-2008, 12:36 PM   #12
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I planted 4 rhizomes from Freshops last year, atleast 2 of them looked no better than sticks. All of the rhizomes grew well despite the early drought last summer and the lack of attention from me (ie watering).
Plant them in the ground horizontal about 2" down on the rhizome will figure out which way is up. On the ones I planted I could not tell what side was up an any of them.
I think if you can dig the ground, you can plant the hops. They are pretty hardy and vigorous.

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:13 PM   #13
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I recieved my two rhyzomes today from Northern brewer. I am kinda dissapointed. My one rhyzome looks good but the other loos like a stick! The instruction say to plant it with the roots down, and the white buds up. This Stick has no roots or buds. Did i get screwed? How should I plant it??

Also it will be a couple days til I can plant/ I just threw the in the fridge. That's okay right?
I ordered from NB but the pkg came from freshhops. The cascade looked nice and is about 4" tall now. The goldings was a stick and has not sprouted yet.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:38 PM   #14
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You don't need to worry about frost with hops... they live through it every year and send up sprouts before the last frost and do just fine. I planted mine 2 weeks ago (Chicago area) and I'm not worried about them, the Williamette is above ground, the rest are biding their time

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Old 04-11-2008, 06:04 PM   #15
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You people make me sick! All this talk about how big your hops are already! Were expecting a frost this coming week. "Luckily" I dont have any rhizomes yet to freeze.

I mentioned mine are doing well however I failed to state that they have been in the ground for 2 years going on 3.

If you really baby them in year one they will grow vigorously almost to the point that you have to dig up the shoots or mow them down to keep them from taking over.

Mine are expanding so much that I could triple my yield this year.

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Old 04-12-2008, 12:01 AM   #16
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I think the stick thing is a vine propagation rather than an actual rhizome. I recieved the same thing from Freshops via NB a couple weeks ago and stored them in the fridge. When I went to pot them today, each of them had roots showing. I'm not worried in the least.

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Yah - They'll be growin' mutha-fers shortly

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I ordered from NB but the pkg came from freshhops. The cascade looked nice and is about 4" tall now. The goldings was a stick and has not sprouted yet.
Yes NB gets them from FH. I have rain whenever I can plant!!!!! Frekin storms!
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:55 AM   #19
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Freshops seemed to have the best of the 3 different
places I got mine.
Midwest had the worst mold on them...nearly 20 of
them were spotted, and I'm not sure what's to happen
with them....no activity yet, and it's warm here in Va.

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My freshops had a white mold stuff on them, and it ended up on the soil after planting. Two of the small sprouts turned mushy and died. However, someon suggested overwatering, and so I quit watering for now. The remaining sprouts in that pot seem to be doing fine now, so maybe that was it.

Note, freshops offered to replace my rhyzomes, so they are doing good customer service for me. I have no complaints.

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