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Old 09-18-2012, 05:02 AM   #1
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Default What do I do with new rhizomes in September?

A friend of mine is moving and asked me if I wanted some free rhizomes from his Sterling and Centennial plants. I said yes without even thinking about it, of course. Now I'm wondering what to do with them until the spring when I can put them in the ground. I had pretty good luck with my Columbus (3oz dried) and Galena (just a few cones but healthy plant) in their first year this year, so I'm excited to add some flavor hops to the garden.

I'm in Minnesota, and it's about to get wicked cold here, so can I pot them and keep them alive until the spring? Is there anything else I can do to ensure healthy plants next year? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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I've read of people keeping theirs in Rubbermaid containers due to not being able to plant in the ground. I dont see why you couldn't keep them alive indoors in them through the winter. No firsthand knowledge to offer though.

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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Stick them in the ground and mulch over them they will be fine.

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What lehr said. The first ones I grew were some roadside hops I found in September/October back in the mid 80's. I followed a vine down to the ground and found a chunk of rhizome with some healthy buds on it. Buried in a trench in a cornfield across the street. Early next Spring it was dug up and planted at a different location. All was well. You'll be fine.

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #5
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You could plant them just fine. Or stick them in the freezer and plant in the spring. Just as easy to plant now. You might even get a little growth before they quit for the year.

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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As stated above, in the ground is probably the best place with some mulch or leaves to help insulate a bit. I've also had success in putting rhizomes cut in fall in to pots, then I toss them in my barn in a larger box insulated with leaves from the yard until spring.

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Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to put them in pots and keep them in my basement for the winter. Should stay about the right temperature, and that'll give me time to figure out exactly where I want to plant them.

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Please let us know how that works out for you. Good luck!

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #9
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I'd put them in the ground as they do need a hibernation period.

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:58 AM   #10
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Hops like to freeze. If it freezes tomorrow the rhizome will preserve. If it doesn't freeze they will begin to root and be even stronger in the spring

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