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Old 04-16-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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I planted my rhizomes (1 each of Cascade, Magnum, and Nugget) April 4th and I still haven't seen any sprouts. I was under the impression that I could see sprouts as early as 1 week. What may have happened is that I buried them them too deep. I read that they should be 3-5 inches under the soil, but I have recently read other things that say as shallow as 1 inch. They were probably 3 inches below the soil line and then I mounded up some dirt to try and improve drainage another 2 inches. Are they way too deep? Is that going to hurt them in any way, or will it just delay their first sprouts? I never thought I'd be so worried about growing what is effectively a weed.

 
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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1 week?

It is usually somewhere around 3 weeks (at least it was for me).

Wait a few more weeks and I'm sure you will be fine.

 
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:58 PM   #3
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I planted mine about 2" two weeks ago and finally saw one of the six break ground a few days ago. I'm sure you'll be fine - and watching them double in size soon.

 
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #4
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well, it will be 3 weeks this Sunday. How long before I should give up on these bad boys? I have to drive 1/2 hour out to my in-law's house to water them and I've been going out every other day.

 
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:36 PM   #5
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I think you should still wait it out. 3 weeks is the average, it may be more or may be less.

 
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:51 PM   #6
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The LHBS just had theirs sprout the other day, said it took about 2.5 weeks. Never have grown my own but I want to!
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:50 PM   #7
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Took mine over three weeks and now that they have poked through they are growing like crazy
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:00 PM   #8
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Some of my five year-old hops haven't sprouted yet.
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