Re-locating rhizomes. Anyone?....Beuller?

Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:51 pm

So my brewing partner is moving and plans to harvest the hops before he does. He wants to move the rhizomes themselves as well and re-plant them at his new house. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of a situation? Should he just uproot the rhizomes and re-plant, or is there any special care/precautions/steps he should take before attempting it? Any advice would be appreciated.
"I encompass, and I eclipse..."
User avatar
J.Brew
 
Posts: 1555
Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 7:17 pm
Location: Santa Rosa, Nor-Cal

Re: Re-locating rhizomes. Anyone?....Beuller?

Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:45 pm

I would think if you're replanting them right away, you can dig them up and replant them. Just give them a nice home (fertilize per the instructions on other threads here). I would think you'd want to do it relatively soon after harvest, to give the rhizomes time to settle in to their new home before winter. I planted one of my rhizomes last fall and it was quick to take off this spring.

If you're not replanting them quickly, store them like you get them from FreshHops, etc.

In a baggie in a cool place.
Capt. Pushy, BN Army Corps of Engineers
(not to be confused with Push E.)

Image
Building a Better World Through Beer
User avatar
Brew Engineer
 
Posts: 3535
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:47 pm
Location: Central New York

Re: Re-locating rhizomes. Anyone?....Beuller?

Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:55 pm

Agree with BE. Probably the most important thing is to not let the rhizome dry out during transport. If it's going to be out of the soil for more than 24 hrs, wash off excess soil and bag it, but make sure that it doesn't start to rot in the bag if left too long. Additionally, try to get it into the ground with enough time for it to regrow some roots and acclimatize before first frost.
To be a man you must have honor... honor and a penis.
User avatar
Madtown Brew
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:13 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Re: Re-locating rhizomes. Anyone?....Beuller?

Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:48 pm

Yes, dig up crown and replant quickly. Dig up again in spring and see if any of the rhizomes from crown are sprouting buds. If not then leave alone. If so, I'd take cutting from those and replant and discard the old crown.
BN Sergeant Dwayne in OKC
Forum member since March 12, 2008 - Listener since the beginning

On Tap: Chimay Red Clone, Cream Ale, Nut Brown
Primary/Secondary: Irish Stout, IPA
On Deck: IPA
User avatar
t-rocket
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:51 pm
Location: Oklahoma City

Re: Re-locating rhizomes. Anyone?....Beuller?

Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:50 pm

if stored in a bag, there cannot be any moisture otherwise it will promote rot. I'd get in ground asap
BN Sergeant Dwayne in OKC
Forum member since March 12, 2008 - Listener since the beginning

On Tap: Chimay Red Clone, Cream Ale, Nut Brown
Primary/Secondary: Irish Stout, IPA
On Deck: IPA
User avatar
t-rocket
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:51 pm
Location: Oklahoma City

Return to Homegrown

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

A BIT ABOUT US

The Brewing Network is a multimedia resource for brewers and beer lovers. Since 2005, we have been the leader in craft beer entertainment and information with live beer radio, podcasts, video, events and more.