hop rhizomes planted 2 weeks ago. nothing shooting up yet - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > hop rhizomes planted 2 weeks ago. nothing shooting up yet

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
DansBrew
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Rofo, Pa.
Posts: 113


I Planted 3 rhizomes. A cascade, Columbus, and Willamette. They all had some fresh looking buds on it. I planted 2 or 3 weeks ago. I'm careful not to over water... I haven't had anything coming up yet. Before I start to lightly dig them and see what's going on, I just wanted to know how long first year rhizomes take to get going. I live in south eastern Pennsylvania. We've had 90 degree days already, and mostly 60 and 70 degrees every day since. No frost at all. Any thoughts?
__________________
Drinking and blogging does not mix. you strt frgeting to moeve your fingres rigth.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #2
willynilly
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Avon
Posts: 728
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


I wouldnt go digging.

#1. if they arent growing, it wont help that
#2. if they are growing, you will likely break off the shoots that are about to emerge

Keep on keepin on, give it a couple more weeks. Water daily to keep the ground moist, patience my friend. 1st year plants are only for looks really, they are pretty anemic typically...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 02:27 PM   #3
bendavanza
 
bendavanza's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Oak CLiff, TX
Posts: 2,218
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


+1 wait. Your rhizome is just a cutting from a mature plant, it's going to take some time for it to make roots and shoots.
__________________
My brew tree
My RIMS toolbox

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #4
Clonefarmer
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Springfield, MA
Posts: 1,329
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by DansBrew View Post
I Planted 3 rhizomes. A cascade, Columbus, and Willamette. They all had some fresh looking buds on it. I planted 2 or 3 weeks ago. I'm careful not to over water... I haven't had anything coming up yet. Before I start to lightly dig them and see what's going on, I just wanted to know how long first year rhizomes take to get going. I live in south eastern Pennsylvania. We've had 90 degree days already, and mostly 60 and 70 degrees every day since. No frost at all. Any thoughts?
How deep were they planted?
__________________
"Just remember Scooty Puff Jr. sucks!"....Philip J. Fry

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 05:28 PM   #5
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
the sun
Posts: 15,535
Liked 328 Times on 324 Posts


RDWHAHB is the first step, also make sure you aren't watering too much. I can't imagine anyone in the states needing to water a lot at this time of year.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
cheezydemon3
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
louisville
Posts: 12,960
Liked 1671 Times on 1251 Posts


As in brewing, PATIENCE is almost more important than experience.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 06:04 PM   #7
OsbornBrewing
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Monroe, OH
Posts: 181
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


+1 to waiting. I have 7/8 rhizomes coming up right now and the one I lost is the one I dug around to see what it was doing, pretty sure I broke off a couple shoots while lookin and wish I hadn't. Keep them moist, and be patient, their mostly
focusing on root development now anyways.
__________________
Life's too short to drink diet beer.
Osborn Brewing, LLC
Friend us on Facebook
Monroe, OH

BREWS - Brewing alot, kegging alot, bottling more, updating less, check Facebook if you need to know for sure

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 06:20 PM   #8
KUbrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Huntington, WV
Posts: 275
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I planted my first year Cascade about 3 weeks ago. Nothing was happening for 2 weeks so I dug one up just to see what was going on. It had a few shoots starting so I reburied it and in the next few days I had several shoots sprouting. Nothing yet on my other 2 plants but I'm not going to risk digging those up. Worst case scenario is that they don't grow, and there's nothing I can do about that now anyway.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2010, 06:49 PM   #9
Weezknight
 
Weezknight's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Posts: 331
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


I'm in Southeastern, PA and, after 2+ weeks my first shoots sprung forth yesterday. The 2 cascades were visible, but the Goldings were not. However, at lunch today, one of the Goldings has broken through!

Patience is a good thing.
__________________
Planning: 4 Bines IPA, Heights #10 Irish Red
Primary: N/A
Secondary: N/A
Bottled: N/A

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 02:33 AM   #10
Robcl
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Long Island
Posts: 16

Hello all! New to the forum. I decide to try to grow my own hops this year. I live on Long Island and planted Hallertau(sp?) hops (2 rhizomes). They have been in the ground for about three weeks and both have small shoots. One thing I question is how I planted them. The soil is good. Mostly compost from leaves and plants. I did not plant them in a mound though. I dug a 4" deep trench and planted them there loosely covering them with soil. Does anyone think this is a problem? I think I can still redo the planting at this point. Anyway, This is the best forum yet. I already built my own stir plate and am brewing a chocolate stout this weekend....can't wait

I apologize if this is in the wrong thread or it should be a new one...I'm a noob

Reason: maybe wrong thread

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trouble-shooting chevre beanstock Cheese Making Forum 0 12-29-2009 04:58 PM
Just planted 4 rhizomes- Am I Screwed? BearsWickedBrew Hops Growing 6 03-24-2009 10:25 PM
Shooting for Bud American Ale petep1980 Recipes/Ingredients 21 01-28-2009 03:47 AM
Rhizomes planted! jas0420 Hops Growing 6 03-31-2008 03:15 AM
ANOTHER mass shooting? Pugilist General Chit Chat 165 02-26-2008 08:21 PM


Forum Jump