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Offline micsager

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Hops starting to sprout
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:47:44 AM »
I'm on the North side the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and last night noticed my hops are starting to sprout.  This will be year #4.

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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 11:57:10 AM »
I just checked my hops last weekend and they aren't showing any signs of growth just yet. Very soon though as the weather has been very mild here on the Mid-Atlantic Coast
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Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 11:59:56 AM »
Gotta remember to check mine.



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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 12:15:09 PM »
I'm in sothern California and about two weeks ago I noticed that all my high alpha hops have some nice growth on them. The other ones not so much.   
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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 12:23:16 PM »
WooHoo, Spring is coming folks!!!!!!!

I thought Spring was already here then this damn snowstorm hit.  Can't complain...we've had 1 big storm in October ( yes October ) for 12" and about 7-12" expected for this storm today in NH.  Everything in between has been 2" or less or rain.

I meant to check my hops the other day but forgot.  My wife's tulips had already started sprouting about a week ago...now they are buried under 7" of snow.
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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 01:31:37 PM »
Thanks for the reminder! It's way too early here, but with the winter we've had, I wouldn't be that surprised to see them popping through.
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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 01:50:45 PM »
I ordered some from freshops.com (zeus and cascade) and they will arrive Saturday...when my office is closed!  >:( (I ship everything to the office).

I doubt I'll have any luck, though. I'm not able to plant them under very good conditions: late afternoon sun, not morning sun like they say for planting them in southern climates, and in pots. But I figured I would try it anyway.  ::)

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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 02:08:08 PM »
I ordered some from freshops.com (zeus and cascade) and they will arrive Saturday...when my office is closed!  >:( (I ship everything to the office).

I doubt I'll have any luck, though. I'm not able to plant them under very good conditions: late afternoon sun, not morning sun like they say for planting them in southern climates, and in pots. But I figured I would try it anyway.  ::)

Good luck with them.  We gave up on a garden of any kind on our site.  I planted a garden shed and it is doing very well in the spot our veggie garden used to be.  8^)

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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 02:25:48 PM »
Here in So Cal, Magnum & Cascade are sprouting. The nugget is just getting started.
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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 03:41:21 PM »
Nothing here in SE Michigan.  Mine are away from the house, so it will be a while.
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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 04:21:34 PM »
Just checked mine yesterday.  No signs of anything yet, although it's still been pretty consistently cold here.  I'm not expecting anything for at least a few more weeks.

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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 04:52:06 PM »
Just helped a friend prune his rhyzomes in exchange for 4 cascade, 6 centenial and 1 sterling rhyzome. still have to get them in the ground. his were starting to sprout a little (northern cali here)
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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 07:10:38 PM »
I checked mine last weekend, no sign of anything yet.  But I do have freaking barley growing in my potted plants.
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Re: Hops starting to sprout
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 03:30:00 AM »
Hrm, I'll check mine when I get home. Put some fresh pine mulch down last weekend so it should be pretty easy to see when they start coming up. I really need to dig them up and space them better, though.
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