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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2012, 09:01:57 PM »
I am putting them in pots and letting them grow.

When the pop out I am going to cut the bottoms out and put the half pot with plant in the ground so I gave a guard to mow around.

I think it's a good plan maybe?


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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2012, 11:20:37 PM »
Sure.  Might help keep the rhizomes from spreading too.
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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2012, 05:17:38 AM »
Has anyone here had any luck growing their hops in pots? I haven't settled on (read: convinced my wife) a final location for my hops, so I planted my rhizomes in pots for now with the intent of trialing them in a couple of different spots for the first season or two.

I'm in North Florida and have to grow them in pots. I was told by a local brewer that he could only get Zeus to grow here and he's right. I bought Zeus and Cascade, the zeus are already 15+ feet and the cascade never grew more than an inch, and never sprouted any roots. I thought it was a fluke so I bought 2 more cascade rhizomes and they appear to be doing the same thing.

Anyway, the zeus seem to be doing just fine in a pot...now I just have to keep spraying them with insecticidal soap because of the damned bugs.

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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2012, 01:15:22 PM »
If I potted them how long should expect till they sprout out and say hello?


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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2012, 04:08:01 PM »
If I potted them how long should expect till they sprout out and say hello

I planted mine 2 weeks ago. Mt Hood poked through in 10 days, Cascades in 11 and just seeing the tip of the first Willamette bine today on day 15. YMMV, obviously.
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« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2012, 08:56:29 AM »
I have one of my hallertau saying hello already and I plants them on Tuesday.

I planted cascade which I heard will work well in Minnesota but I also planted hallertau was that a bad choice?


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« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2012, 09:47:40 AM »
I Planted almost full plants that I pulled out of a garden from a club member.  Cascade, Nugget and Sterling.  They got a slow start I think from shock but have been going a couple of inches a day over the last few days.  I didn't clip too many sprouts, I figured more green=more food to get started on. 

My magnum bines are about 4 feet tall already, at my old place. 

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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2012, 11:03:37 AM »
Will hallertau grow in Minnesota or was it a bad choice.


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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2012, 08:08:15 AM »
No help?


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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2012, 02:07:04 PM »

No help?


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What latitude does it normally grow at and how close is that to yours?  My crude understanding of hops is that similar latitudes will support similar hops.

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« Reply #40 on: April 22, 2012, 02:37:05 PM »
My established plants came through the freezes here just fine.

We have been having more frosts, and as teh plants get waist high, there is some frost damage on the tips.  Time for more shoots to come up and replace the ones that the tips are frozen off of.
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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2012, 03:24:29 PM »
Will hallertau grow in Minnesota or was it a bad choice.


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I live in Southern California (Riverside) where it is dry and very hot during the summer months.  Although the Hallertau hop plants grew very well during the first months of summer, they suffered tremendously during the hot days of July and August.  After two years of no hop production I pulled out the Hallertau plants and replaced them with Liberty hops which grows very well here. 

If where you live in Minnesota the summer climate is on average no higher than the upper 80's, I think the plants should do well.
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« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2012, 03:48:09 PM »
Will hallertau grow in Minnesota or was it a bad choice.


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I live in Southern California (Riverside) where it is dry and very hot during the summer months.  Although the Hallertau hop plants grew very well during the first months of summer, they suffered tremendously during the hot days of July and August.  After two years of no hop production I pulled out the Hallertau plants and replaced them with Liberty hops which grows very well here. 

If where you live in Minnesota the summer climate is on average no higher than the upper 80's, I think the plants should do well.

The Michigan experience is that they don't produce much, a couple of hand fulls vs 2 paper grocery bags for Cascade.  If you have a mild summer they might do OK. The Hallertau area of Germany has a mild climate with a fair amount of rain.
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« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2012, 10:16:24 PM »
I planted cascade bc from what I hear it's a power house and I use it quite often.
I wanted to plant a noble hop. If it doesn't go well what would be an alternative for next year. I am thinking of pilseners and such maybe a CAP


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« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2012, 07:24:42 AM »
I planted cascade bc from what I hear it's a power house and I use it quite often.
I wanted to plant a noble hop. If it doesn't go well what would be an alternative for next year. I am thinking of pilseners and such maybe a CAP

From everything I hear, Mt Hood is quite prolific. I went with Cascades, Mt Hood (an American-bred noble-style hop) and Willamette (an American-bred UK-style hop) for my first 3 plants. I don't know if there's any credence to it, but I just figured I'd have better luck growing American hop varieties.

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