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From: sxs32@po.CWRU.Edu (Subbakrishna Shankar)
Subject: Growing hops in sunny Cleveland, OH
Date: 1992-05-26 14:34:52 GMT

I recently purchased (Freshhops) and planted 3 rhizome varieties (Cascade,
Nugget, and Willamette, 2 each) in my backyard. Despite my best efforts at
soil preparation (peat moss, topsoil, fertilizer) and frequent watering
only one rhizome has sent up shoots (a Cascade). Another rhizome that I
planted in a clay pot in potting soil (a Willamette) has been cooking along
and has reached 6-7" tall. Is it normal for rhizomes to remain dormant for
a month after planting? Am I doing something wrong? Should I dig up the
ones that show no activity and restart them in pots? We have had fairly
warm weather for the past few weeks and I assume that should be sufficient
to get the buggers going. Thanks in advance for your advice and

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Subba Shankar
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FAX: (216)368-4650 Cleveland, OH 44106

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