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scoots

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I live in southern WI and have 2 questions about planting hops fo the first time this year.

1. The hops just arrived, should I plant them in containers in the garage now, in the ground outside (it seems a bit early) or keep them in the refrigerator for a bit?

2. How long will I have until I will need my trellis system up? I plan to make a system like described in the March April 2009 BYO Project section.
 

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as long as there are no more anticipated freezes, you should be able to plant now. you dont need to plant in a pot, you can go directly into the ground as long as the soil is prepared properly. you should have your trellis ready by the time your vine is 1 foot, then begin the wrap with twine by the time its 1.5 feet.
 
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It will probably freeze again here, so I better wait a bit. What advantage could I get from planters now? Will it help with any potential root formation?
 

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I started mine in the garage about a week ago and already have buds coming up. We are going to be freezing for probably another couple months so thats where they will be for that time. I've got a big ass window in the garage that they sit under.

This is my first year so I can't tell you any advantages but I can't see it hurting to have them rooted and strong before they go into the ground.
 

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It will probably freeze again here, so I better wait a bit. What advantage could I get from planters now? Will it help with any potential root formation?
I am in the same boat you are in...I am out of Marshfield WI i have 14 rhizomes that came in 4 days ago and are sitting in my fridge in damp paper towl, in a plastic bag with poked holes in them, NOT closed. I dont have 14 pots to start them I just hope spring comes early.

the 10 day forecast for my area (Highs 42-52)( lows 20-28)
 
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