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Old 02-01-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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Mar 2008
Lincoln NE
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I am adding two more types of hops to my garden and I don't have space where I currently have them, I also want to be able to have a taller pole for them to climb. I have two centenial and two mt. hood that were planted last spring, both did well. If I am able to dig up the plants and move them to a new area before they come out of dormancy will they grow as a first year plant or will I still get better bine growth and yield as they would as 2nd year plants?

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
Oct 2008
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You will definitely get better growth this year. Dig a big root ball around the plants and you'll be good. But even if you just got the minimum root ball, I'd say you will get way better growth this year than last.
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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When you dig them up, you'll see how much bigger the root is compared to the original rhizome. This provides energy and nutrients for re-growing the secondary roots as well as the early bine growth. So, move on.
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:04 PM   #4
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i'm gonna try mine in an earthbox this year. I've had 2 years of fail so far.

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