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I have 3 new rhizomes that I need to plant, I am wondering about the best care for them, I am in Minnesota and the ground is still cold, should I start them in planters on the porch or is the ground good to go
 

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I don't remember trimming any of mine, but if you have any soft spots you can trim that off. The first year they should be over 12' tall, but a heavy twine should be able to hold them I think.
 

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I'd advise you, if you can, to plant them in the ground as soon as you're comfortable doing it. Pick a spot that gets a lot of sun, has something for the bines to climb, and gets a fair amount of water but isn't always saturated.

If you want to put them in containers until you see a little growth, that is ok, too. When it comes time to plant just compress the dirt in the container a bit so that you don't have everything fall apart when you transplant it.

A bonemeal addition to the soil is good, but something else to consider is giving them a good, slow-release source of nitrogen over the summer. I'd recommend some bloodmeal.
 

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One of my suppliers suggests growing bare rhizomes in a pot indoors until they've developed a pot-full of roots, and only then plant outside. It's not so much about the cold - these are temperate-zone plants that positively benefit from a bit of frost in winter and they must survive the occasional -10C to grow in Kent and I suspect Bohemia gets much colder - but I think it's just about giving them a bit of TLC to recover from the shock of being cut from their parent.
 
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Just want to send a shout out to the guy in minneapolis that I bought rhizomes and whole leaf cascades from off of craigslist from, the hops are awesome and even though only paid you for 3 rhizomes i got 6, thanks bud...........cheers
 
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