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Old 04-30-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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I have my rhizomes in my fridge. I would plant them now, but I am moving in about one month. The plan is to plant them in pots and carfully transplant them at the beginning of June. My only real concern is that I need them to still fit in my car when I move them. How high will first year plants grow in one month? Should I wait a week or two, or just plant them now like I want to do so badly!!???!

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I have my rhizomes in my fridge. I would plant them now, but I am moving in about one month. The plan is to plant them in pots and carfully transplant them at the beginning of June. My only real concern is that I need them to still fit in my car when I move them. How high will first year plants grow in one month? Should I wait a week or two, or just plant them now like I want to do so badly!!???!
If you're planting in pots go ahead and do that now. They won't grow very high in a month. You can keep them in pots this season and transplant next spring.
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If you're planting in pots go ahead and do that now. They won't grow very high in a month. You can keep them in pots this season and transplant next spring.
Cloney,

This year I planted, as an experiment, 20 rhizomes (10 variety with 2 rhizomes per). So far they are all up - some with multiple shoots. What have you planted in Springfield?
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It is possible the head start you will get will be nullified by the shock of transplanting unless you transplant the entire pot of soil.

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Cloney,

This year I planted, as an experiment, 20 rhizomes (10 variety with 2 rhizomes per). So far they are all up - some with multiple shoots. What have you planted in Springfield?
I planted Cascade, Hallertau and Nugget last year. The Hallertau didn't do too well and didn't come back this year. The Cascade and nugget do really well. I planted cuttings from the Cascade last year and those are doing really well too. All the Bines are between 3' and 4'.
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It is possible the head start you will get will be nullified by the shock of transplanting unless you transplant the entire pot of soil.
Ya, my plan was to just dig a hole and put the whole contents of the pot in. Maybe some compost as well.

I don't think that they will be more than 5 feet by the end of May. If they are I will find a solution! I was thinking about it more yesterday, and I think that I will just go ahead and plant them. I don't know why I have been 'stressing' about it. I do want to do it right and have a good first year of establishment, but if they don't all work out I can just get some more next year. It's not really as big of a deal as I was making it out to be in my head!!
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