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Old 04-10-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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I recieved my two rhyzomes today from Northern brewer. I am kinda dissapointed. My one rhyzome looks good but the other loos like a stick! The instruction say to plant it with the roots down, and the white buds up. This Stick has no roots or buds. Did i get screwed? How should I plant it??

Also it will be a couple days til I can plant/ I just threw the in the fridge. That's okay right?
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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Snaps some pics, post on their forum and put 'em in the ground.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:38 PM   #3
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No I think that is kind of common, I bought 6 rhizomes this year from two different places and I had a twig as well.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:28 AM   #4
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Just plant it about 2" down. Not all rhizomes arrive with active growth.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:49 AM   #5

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IMy one rhyzome looks good but the other loos like a stick! The instruction say to plant it with the roots down, and the white buds up. This Stick has no roots or buds.

Also it will be a couple days til I can plant/ I just threw the in the fridge. That's okay right?
Yah - They don't look like much but they will grow like a mutha when you get them in some dirt.

I planted mine horizontal in a pile of loose black dirt then covered the mound w/ bark mulch.

Mine are starting to come up now ~ 3" tall and they are looking very healthy. They are about the diameter of a ordinary ball point pen!!!

If the weather turns around they will be growing really fast.

You need to get them in dirt ASAP and water regularly!!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:40 AM   #6
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I wasnt happy with mine from Northern either. I got 2 cascade, 2 centenial, and 2 goldings. the centinial and goldings looked like dead sticks. The cascades looked okay but they had centipedes living on them.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:06 AM   #7
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I bought (6) from Midwest and they are all pretty plump... and all arrived with about 1/4"- 1" of growth on them... I was really surprised. I swear by Midwest for my supplies.

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Old 04-11-2008, 03:58 AM   #8
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i got four from NB, two mt. hood, a centennial and a cascade. the cascade had some roots, and one of the mt. hood did, but the rest did indeed look like twigs. i planted em the next day in some composted steer manure, and they have been in the ground for a week. no growth yet, but i feel like that should be normal. luckily my new house had a sprinkler system built in, so watering isn't really an issue.

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Old 04-11-2008, 04:01 AM   #9
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You people make me sick! All this talk about how big your hops are already! Were expecting a frost this coming week. "Luckily" I dont have any rhizomes yet to freeze.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:04 AM   #10
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Freshops came through, mine all arrived (4 rhizomes, Magnum, Cascade, Mt. Hood, and Hallertauer) with growth less than 10 days after my order, I would highly recommend them.

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