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Title: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: resto3 on April 22, 2010, 03:02:09 PM
Is it too late to plant hops for this season?  Should I plant anyway in hops of next year's hops being even better?

Richie
Title: Re: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: bluesman on April 22, 2010, 03:11:26 PM
It's not too late. I've planted as late as May with no ill effects. Go for it.
Title: Re: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: theDarkSide on April 22, 2010, 03:12:22 PM
Where are you located?  I'm in New England and don't plant on putting my hops in the ground until after Mother's Day.  I think I put some in last year at the end of April and the suckers had popped back up this year.  
Title: Re: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: resto3 on April 22, 2010, 03:53:59 PM
i live in delaware.  it's starting to be nice here.  i'm going for it.  wish me luck!
Title: Re: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: mnstorm99 on April 22, 2010, 05:26:14 PM
Oh yeah...your fine but as I am sure your aware you won't get much this year anyway.
Title: Re: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: aluminumpark on April 22, 2010, 05:39:15 PM
go for it, getting it in the ground this year really increases the chance you'll get something next year
Title: Re: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: dean on April 24, 2010, 01:34:19 PM
I dug up my hop plants last year and transplanted them the first week of September, they are all growing, I go by the old saying of "any month with the letter R in it" is fine for pruning or transplanting.
Title: Re: is it too late to plant hops?
Post by: ratcitybrew on May 02, 2010, 08:07:45 PM
You can plant hops just about any time of the year (with the exception of downright freezing weather). Spring is a good time. If you have healthy rhizomes, you may even get a small crop the first year. Regardless, they WILL grow, it's almost impossible to kill the little buggers, they are very hearty. Be prepared for the next year's crop because it will be much bigger! Third year and up they wil go crazy. Have fun!!

-Kev