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Old 02-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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Hello,

Just wondering, could I grow our hills (3 rhizomes per hill) within a 2' diameter, 2' deep, bottomless cylinder? Trying to think of ways to cut down on weeds and contain water.

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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2' diameter is a good space for 1 rhizome. With 3 they'll start to start to grow together and compete for water and nutrients. Which will result in less yield.
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^ Yup, seriously, that'd be a tangled mess in short order - both above and below ground - as they compete for food and sunlight.

Bottom line is you need more than a foot of spacing if you're going to give your plants a chance to really produce...

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