Well, sort of.
I am reworking my plot for my hop yard. I currently have 3 in the ground now and have been since last March. In order to re-work the plot (rasied bed garden) I need to lift the existing Rhisomes.
The lifting is the easy part. They are in bottomless plastic pots buried to 2 inches above grade. So all I have to do is, literally, lift them up and the crowns within will be undisturbed.
When putting them back in the newly cultivated rasied bed I intend to ditch the plastic which will disturb the soil around the crown.
So, should I just place the crown in a bag and refridgerate it until I am ready to put it back in the ground. Or should I preserve it's current situation until I can place it and it's native soil back inthe earth?
My concern is that no matter what I will be disturbing the root system, possibly breaking some rootlets, and most certainly altering it's current depth of growth.
I want to minimalize the potential of stress on the year old plant.