Watering Rhizomes

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1stTimer

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Im sure this info is in a post somewhere but after looking for a while I thought this would be easier. I planted my rhizomes this past Thursday. Its rained about every 2 days since. Is that enough watering. Probably got about 1/10 to 1/4 inch each time. How wet should the soil be for the rhizomes? Its pretty loamy soil. A bit sandy, but not much. I dug down in the side of the mound jsut a little and it was damp but not really wet. Thanks for the input folks. This site has been more help than any book I've read.
 

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Damp is good. Hops need water, but they can rot if overly wet.
 
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We have hardly had any rain around here, until I got my rhizomes in the ground. Now it seems to rain every day. Severe storms today with heavy rain. I hope my rhizomes dont get flooded... I keep checking to see if there are any sprouts. it sonly been a couple of days. Im impatient, what can I say. Thanks for the input Dave.
 

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Mine are planted in containers and they seem to drain very well. Putting a half gallon of water on the ~4 cu. ft. of soil, i see water start to run out of the bottom a few minutes later. I figured since they drain so well, it will be hard to over water them, so I water them lightly almost everyday.
 
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