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B-Hoppy 03-11-2012 10:10 PM

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For ease of maintenance I would suggest planting vertically. It may take a few years before you get comfortable with understanding what they can do as they grow, depending on your knowledge of how stuff grows.

You can cut the 'punky' end of that rhizome off up to where it gets solid and healthy again. The punky portion isn't any good any more anyway.

I found a good rhizome to illustrate how the buds orient themselves while in the ground (laying horizontal). In the pictures, the best view of how they are oriented in a 'ring' around the rhizome is to look at the end of the rhizome nearest the face of the shovel. If those buds were to continue to be allowed to grow 'as is', the ones pointing downward would begin to grow at that angle and would probably surface a few feet beyond the end of where they originated on the rhizome. What would emerge would be a shoot, like any of the others that you normally see sprouting, but in this case there would be two feet of that shoot that you can't see. Over the course of the growing season there will be rings of buds forming on that underground part which will do the same thing next Spring. So you can see why some folks insist that they're an 'invasive' plant. Some general knowledge of their growth habit can help to put a damper on some of these urban legends or whatever you want to call them. Great day to dig but I've gotten pretty thirsty so now it's off to the pub. Hop On!


B-Hoppy 03-11-2012 10:10 PM

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shutupandbrew

For ease of maintenance I would suggest planting vertically. It may take a few years before you get comfortable with understanding what they can do as they grow, depending on your knowledge of how stuff grows.

You can cut the 'punky' end of that rhizome off up to where it gets solid and healthy again. The punky portion isn't any good any more anyway.

I found a good rhizome to illustrate how the buds orient themselves while in the ground (laying horizontal). In the pictures, the best view of how they are oriented in a 'ring' around the rhizome is to look at the end of the rhizome nearest the face of the shovel. If those buds were to continue to be allowed to grow 'as is', the ones pointing downward would begin to grow at that angle and would probably surface a few feet beyond the end of where they originated on the rhizome. What would emerge would be a shoot, like any of the others that you normally see sprouting, but in this case there would be two feet of that shoot that you can't see. Over the course of the growing season there will be rings of buds forming on that underground part which will do the same thing next Spring. So you can see why some folks insist that they're an 'invasive' plant. Some general knowledge of their growth habit can help to put a damper on some of these urban legends or whatever you want to call them. Great day to dig but I've gotten pretty thirsty so now it's off to the pub. Hop On!


B-Hoppy 03-11-2012 10:10 PM

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shutupandbrew

For ease of maintenance I would suggest planting vertically. It may take a few years before you get comfortable with understanding what they can do as they grow, depending on your knowledge of how stuff grows.

You can cut the 'punky' end of that rhizome off up to where it gets solid and healthy again. The punky portion isn't any good any more anyway.

I found a good rhizome to illustrate how the buds orient themselves while in the ground (laying horizontal). In the pictures, the best view of how they are oriented in a 'ring' around the rhizome is to look at the end of the rhizome nearest the face of the shovel. If those buds were to continue to be allowed to grow 'as is', the ones pointing downward would begin to grow at that angle and would probably surface a few feet beyond the end of where they originated on the rhizome. What would emerge would be a shoot, like any of the others that you normally see sprouting, but in this case there would be two feet of that shoot that you can't see. Over the course of the growing season there will be rings of buds forming on that underground part which will do the same thing next Spring. So you can see why some folks insist that they're an 'invasive' plant. Some general knowledge of their growth habit can help to put a damper on some of these urban legends or whatever you want to call them. Great day to dig but I've gotten pretty thirsty so now it's off to the pub. Hop On!


blawjr 04-16-2012 08:26 AM

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Heres mine after a few days...i'd say leave things alone until you see some shoots and know for sure what your pulling up.



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