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Old 02-29-2008, 02:32 AM   #1
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I ordered a bundle of 10 nugget roots for $15. They were supposed to be 4" long, so I was gonna put 3-4 per mound with 3 mounds. I ended up getting 12 roots, one of them a double twisted around itself. They are actually 5" to 9", basically what a rhizome is. Much better than the advertised pic. Half already have sprouts on them. I have 4 mounds going with 3 roots per mound. Should I go ahead and make 2 more mounds so I have 6 mound, 2 roots per? I just think my yield would improve by spreading them out more. Here is a pic of my setup.


15' tall, 17" wide. It can accommodate 12 plants for now.

 
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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Spread them out. There is a very good chance all of the rhizomes will grow, so the more room they have the better.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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"I ordered a bundle of 10 nugget roots for $15."

Where did you get the rhizome's from?

 
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:14 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by keiths

Where did you get the rhizome's from?
Yeah...help us all out.

 
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:34 AM   #5
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I got the roots from www.4bfarms.com Just do a google search for "4 b farms garlic". They mainly sell garlic but they have some hop roots in. They also have a bundle of 50 Willamette hop roots for $15, and Golden hop roots but you have to call for the pricing.

 
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:18 PM   #6
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Oh hey, they're based out of Mt. Angel. I loooove their Oktoberfest! I went last year, and got fat off of authentic German Lagers in their beer hall and deep fried twinkies.
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:08 PM   #7
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Now that I give it more thought, you might want to try trading a few for different varieties. I love Nugget, but 12 plants would mean 18-25 pounds at full production.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:30 PM   #8
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Any body want to split up a bundle?

 
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:07 AM   #9
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Well maybe I'll grow all of them for the first season. Later on when I decide to get some Kent Golding hops I could either make some more room around the trellis I have and plant them, or trade a Nugget that's been growing for one. But besides all the nugget I'm going to have I'll have cascade, hallertauer, chinook, mt. hood, fuggle, and northern brewer. That should keep me happy with home brew. I do want to eventually have 10 different varieties growing.

I did go out in the yard today and split the hops ups so I have 2 roots per mound. Most of them are sprouting well right now.


 
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:54 PM   #10
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Any body want to split up a bundle?
I am thinking Nugget?

 
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