Damn Puppy - will the Rhizome survive? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Damn Puppy - will the Rhizome survive?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
kruegerBrew
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



Here's the short story: My roommates puppy got past my temporary barricades and dug up 2 hills with 2 freshly planted rhizomes. I found 2 of 4 in the yard the next day. They're fine and are growing fine. Now, here I am 2 weeks later drinking homebrews with friends in the backyard and my gf says to the pup "bring me that stick" and I say after a 1 second glance, "RHIZOME!"

It's really dry but we have had some rainy days lately. It's soaking in water now and after 2hours or so I'll plant it. What your thoughts? How hardy are these plants.... Time will tell!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
JeepDiver
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Highlands Ranch, CO
Posts: 1,326
Liked 147 Times on 115 Posts


If the survive and grow the hops can kill the dog. You should get a better fence around them

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
kruegerBrew
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Yeah I know that risk and I'm horrified by it. When I planted the hops it started pouring rain and I couldn't put up the chicken wire until 2 days later in which time this digging occurred. Fence now surrounds the hills. Thank you for the concern.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 04:40 AM   #4
jjones17
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Posts: 617
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts


While a dead dog would simply mean the mutt was not strong enough to reproduce, and was better off dead IMO, the rhizomes are fine. Try burning them - they will still grow.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 01:23 AM   #5
kruegerBrew
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Posts: 25
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Well it sounds unreal, but after only a week and a half the rhizome in question just surfaced a head! It's hard to believe that the 6" root clipping was left in the open warm air for 2 weeks and chewed on by our pup yet still survived. It was so dried out that it had almost no weight to it and floated like a bobber in the glass of water the day that I replanted it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 03:07 AM   #6
B-Hoppy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
B-Hoppy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
ohio
Posts: 1,540
Liked 244 Times on 189 Posts


Hope you're a believer now. Hop On!!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump