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Old 04-03-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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This is my first hop planting. I have a Centennial Rhizome that has one chute growing out of the middle of the rhizome. Should I still plant it vertically with the chute pointing upwards, 1-2" below the soil?

Also I'll be planting them in mid April and have them in the refrigerator. How damp should I keep them? i.e. only add water if they are completely dry?

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Old 04-03-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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I planted 15 rhizomes last year, all of them horizontally with the eyes on top, and every one of them grew to at least 15 feet high and produced cones.

As for storing in the fridge, I kept three baby Fuggles rhizomes in sandwich bags with a quarter piece of a typical size paper towel that I soaked before sealing the baggies and sticking them in the meat compartment. I totally forgot about the poor things for almost two months before I rediscovered them and got them in the garden, yet they popped up and started growing like the rest...

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I'm sure there are many ways. I had used a paper towel that i wrung most of the water out of. Just enought so they were damp, but not wet.

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horizontal or whatever you want.

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I just reread this. OP I would highly recommend you put these in 1 gal pots asap. Let them hang out and root in now. Don't wait. Even inside they can produce some roots.

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I have mine in ziplocs (fridge)just a bit of water to keep moist and the bag not sealed all the way to let some air in. Planted one of the cacade rhizomes in a small pot 10 days ago and it's thriving, 2 shoots and 1 is about 2-3" tall. I planted it vertical.

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I have mine in ziplocs (fridge)just a bit of water to keep moist and the bag not sealed all the way to let some air in. Planted one of the cacade rhizomes in a small pot 10 days ago and it's thriving, 2 shoots and 1 is about 2-3" tall. I planted it vertical.
Thanks to all for all of the replies. Is it recommended that the Ziplock bag be open? Will keeping it sealed cause harm?
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Thanks to all for all of the replies. Is it recommended that the Ziplock bag be open? Will keeping it sealed cause harm?
From my experience, I'd say "no". Then again, I wouldn't forget about your rhizomes for a couple of months like I did and put that theory to the test

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:36 AM   #9
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zyx345:

Looks like one of mine (could be wrong). Plant it horz. 2" deep, until then keep it in the frig and crack the bag. The bag will collect humidity on its own and keeping it cool will slow its growth until your ready.

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zyx345:

Looks like one of mine (could be wrong). Plant it horz. 2" deep, until then keep it in the frig and crack the bag. The bag will collect humidity on its own and keeping it cool will slow its growth until your ready.

Good Luck
Will do. Thanks ArrowheadHops. This is in fact one of your rhizomes. Really appreciate your advice on storing these and your customer service!


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