UNPACKING YOUR PLANTS
Thank you for purchasing your hop plants from us.
PREVIOUS SEASON PROPAGATION & FASTRAX™ PLANTS:
Most plants you receive from us will be either a previous season propagation or Fastrax™ and can be planted straight away. If the plants are sent to you when they are dormant (during Winter) wait until they show signs of growth before planting. Keep them in a frost free environment if possible and keep the potting mix moist but do not overwater or the crown root can rot. Definitely do not use a saucer under the hop unless it show green growth.
In order to minimise any soil based pathogens, we use a peat based soil-less potting mix which is light and crumbly until the roots permeate through the mix.
CURRENT SEASON PROPAGATION PLANTS:
If you receive current season propagation varieties (sent only in late Spring and they will have a notification on the packing sleeve), the plants may need more time in the pot to grow their roots and adhere to the surrounding soil. Planting your current season propagation hop plants too early will result in the potting mix falling away from the plant and the risk is that the plant will die from losing it's feeder roots. You will know when they are ready to plant when they have a significant amount of white root hairs sticking through the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. (SEE PICTURE - MORE INFORMATION BELOW)