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This is a short question:

Hap, I have a few skinny rhizomes sprouting up and I was wondering if i should remove them to promote the larger ones to sprout which I already have a few growing?
Thanks Dan

Sounds like an easy enough question. I wonder what Hap has to say?

But wait! There’s a picture too.

Hap, here is the picture of the small sprouts that I was wondering if i should remove them so it would promote larger new sprout.

Now what will Hap say? I think I can guess…

Dan,

The small sprouts are all that your newly transplanted plants have the resources to grow right now. Removing them will not encourage more robust shoots, but rather rob them of needed new leaves to feed growing roots and next years bigger shoots. I would leave them and let them leaf fully for this year and then after you get new larger shoots, when the plants are more established, remove any small shoots that are cosmetically unpleasing. But right now any new growth is a good sign and that the plants are settling in to their new home.

Take care,

Hap

I knew it!


    
    
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