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Old 04-20-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
Nov 2010
Syracuse, New York
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well.. lets put it this way.. iv been working on my area for the rhizomes to go in.. its been ready for about a week and half.. but the damn rain keeps coming non stop.. so far since last friday we are up to about 2-1/2 - 3 inches of rain and there is no plan for it to stop and dry out. this area i plan on planting them in is on higher ground than most of the yard.... and it has small puddles sitting on top of it right now..

so where i plan on planting these guys the soil is super saturated. should i wait to plant them or put them in the ground and hope for the best.

since i have been waiting iv been working on my trellis system.. but that is almost done.. weather in stupid this year.. and just keeps bringing storm systems this way.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:41 AM   #2
Jan 2011
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I'll second that the rain sucks! I feel like I haven't seen the sun in about a year. I'm super glad I built raised boxes for my new rhizomes.

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:22 AM   #3
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Gowanda, NY
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Yes the rain blows and the snow the last 2 days. The day I had done most of my transplanting was on a break between rain ground was extremely wet. 30 of 39 are peeking around. I personally think you will be fine to put em in but if u wanna w8 just remember the song from the crow"it cant rain all the time".

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:15 AM   #4
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You could always just put them in buckets with some nice compost until it dries up a little. I ran out of room in the fridge to store the cuttings I made last month so a few varieties are in buckets/barrels buried in my compost pile (trying to keep them somewhat cool). They're all pushing a bunch of shoots so it looks like potted plants may be offered at a few upcoming beer events instead of rhizomes. It's all good!

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