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Old 03-04-2011, 12:54 AM   #11
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I ordered from them about two months back. I sent them a friendly email just to hear if all is on track. They responded in about a day. They have gotten most of their rhizomes out of the ground now except for two varieties still to go. I think if you ordered early you're in good shape.
I guess that means I'm in bad shape...just ordered a few rhizomes from TG today. Maybe, if I'm lucky, there hasn't been an abundance of pre-orders this year...but I'm not counting on it. As long as I can get 'em in the ground by early April, that's fine by me.

On a side note, what are you growing over there in Great Bend? I suppose it's really too late for me to ask what you'd recommend for 5b/6a hardiness zone (I'm in KC), but I'm interested in hearing what you're planting anyway. I ordered Cascade, Chinook, and Fuggle with possible substitutes of Centennial and Goldings. Hopefully I can get these guys to flourish without mildew, aphids, and other general baddies. I'm not exactly what you'd call a seasoned gardener, but I can keep most plants happy except for my damned orchids...
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:26 AM   #12
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Minus the great hop shortage, I've never had an issue getting rhizomes. I wouldn't worry about it. Your first year will be few to none. It's a foundation year. They'll come when they come and you'll be fine. A couple years from now, you won't even care about when they showed up and what little you grew that first year.

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:29 AM   #13
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Just an update...I ordered on 3/3 and received my Cascade, Chinook, and Fuggle today, 3/28. The rhizomes appear to be healthy with slight moisture in the ziplock bags.

The Chinook and Fuggle rhizomes are the smallest at around 1/4-3/8" diameter at the thickest point each with a couple shoots. The Cascade is a chunk...about 3/4" at the thickest section and has 6-8 shoots already.

I'll up some pics if anyone is interested.

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:12 AM   #14
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Got mine end of last week. Everything looked good.

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #15
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I also received mine 2 weeks ago. 2 cascade and 2 centinnials, but for me the cascades were only about 1/2" in diameter and the centinnials were much thicker, about an inch in diameter. I dug under the mulch just a little yesterday and could see one shoot about to pop out from one of the centinnials.

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Old 04-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #16
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Was gone on a fishing trip all last week but when I got back this weekend all 4 of my rhizomes I got from Thyme Garden had sprouts. Each one has at least 2 sprouts, about 2 inches tall, and a few have 3 or 4 sprouts. Looks like I'll have 4 good hop plants.

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Old 04-11-2011, 03:10 PM   #17
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I ordered 3 rhizomes from them early this year during their early march pre-order days. I got my Cascade, Northern Brewer, and Hallertau all of which are now sprouting well and have multiple shoots coming out of the dirt. I can't say anything bad about Thyme Garden.

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Here are some pics....

cascade


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So I won't say anything bad about the Thyme Garden.

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My hops from thyme garden are strong growers. I also buy all my herb seed from them and have had great results. I'm a happy repeat customer.

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Old 04-12-2011, 12:46 PM   #20
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ive got rhizomes from midwest supplies and thyme garden. The ones from thyme garden were triple the size of the midwest ones.

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