the first vendor i went with last season gave me all poor quality rhizomes and i had preordered well in advance. two of the three i purchased died. then i ended up ordering replacements from freshops' remaining stock late in the season and was pleasantly surprised when i recieved thick, full rhizomes. those ones did so much better in 2 months than my remaining original rhizome that had been planted at the start of the season. i highly recommend freshops...