Originally Posted by humann_brewing
Well I am jelous that is crazy for first year at least from what I know.
Were they jumbo rhizomes or did a friend give you a big one?
They were just standard run of the mill rhizomes (about 5" long and 1/2" diameter) with few noticable buds.. Got them from my LHBS.. Nothing special at all..
I have been building a monster compost pile for them for next year from spent grain and grass clippings.. After the insane performance this year I am expecting great things next year..
Really did nothing special.. Miracle Grow potting soil alone until they trained.. then added about 3" of yard compost on top and they took off like crazy.. They get watered for 10 minutes each morning from the yard sprinklers and about once a week I add a gallon or so of water if the soil is starting to dry out underneath the compost..
The I started sprinkling a double dose of miracle grow shake beads on them and repeat when the last dose was no longer visible on the surface of the compost..
For a while they were growing 6" a day until they started branching, now they just seem to be bushing up and developing side arms, flowers, and cones with little visible vertical growth anymore..
Our weather has been VERY warm here in TX with highs from 80-95 for the last month or so..
They like something...