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Old 04-04-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
Sep 2008
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I got 2 rhizomes in from LHBS. Is there any special way to plant them other than sticking them in some dirt? Is there an up or down side?

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Old 04-04-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by pingi View Post
I got 2 rhizomes in from LHBS. Is there any special way to plant them other than sticking them in some dirt? Is there an up or down side?
Horizontal about 3-4 inches below Ground. Try and get shoots up and root down if you can, if you can't no big deal they will find there way.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:22 AM   #3
Oct 2008
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I read all over the internet on this, including the info that was sent from FreshHops. I saw everything from 3-4 to 1". I ended up planting horizontal at 2". We'll see what happens.

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Old 04-05-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
Mar 2009
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I planted 2 of mine horizontal, and 1 vertical. They are all sprouting, so it doesn't really matter.

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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Strangely, the rhizomes I got from Freshops had no sprouts or roots. Just looked like twigs. But the ones I got from my LHBS a couple weeks later had nice root and sprouts sticking out. In fact, I replaced one of my Cascades that had zero activity after two weeks with one from the LHBS that had someobvious growth.

My guess is that my LHBS got their hops from the same place I did, but as they took delivery later than I, theirs were more developed.

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Old 04-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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It also simply depends on which rhizome you get. I ordered two Northern Brewer rhizomes from freshops, one had a few short buds on it and the other just had the little nubs where the buds would form... the first one is going strong already but the second one is taking it's sweet time.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:16 PM   #7
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Rhizomes may or may not be coming out of dormancy when you get them. It's been really cold and wet up here, so I suspect any rhizome from Freshops would still be dormant. Only three of my hops have shoots so far, and they are all 3-4 years old.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:39 PM   #8
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to be honest..... usually doesn't matter when you order. It just "random" picks... probably more or less who u are. I ordered at same time last year.... some were amazing killer and others werent.

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mine all sprouted out of ground within 2 weeks of planting from deer something out that way. All my 2nd year's came out of ground early march.

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