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« Reply #105 on: May 26, 2012, 01:23:04 PM »
Are these fuzzy things going to be the actual hops?

 

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« Reply #106 on: May 26, 2012, 01:42:41 PM »
yep and soon they will look like this...

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« Reply #107 on: May 26, 2012, 03:11:38 PM »
Sweet!

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« Reply #108 on: May 26, 2012, 03:24:21 PM »


here are mine now.  the sterling are winning and were the first to breach the top of the trellis. FWIW the trellis is made of 4 10ft pieces of 1/2 inch conduit and connectors.  total cost about 10 bucks.
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« Reply #109 on: May 26, 2012, 09:47:09 PM »
How come yours are so tall and mine are pushing only like 6 inches?


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« Reply #110 on: May 27, 2012, 08:36:32 AM »
this is there third season. don't panic.  my first year the magnum (in the middle) went to the roof and back, the santiem i didnt think survived and the sterling barely made it up the string.  now they are all three doing well and the sterling have gone nuts.  i have already given up rhizomes.  yours will do fine they are all at different rates.

incidentally, anyone in the chicago area that are interested in some of these rhizomes, let me know.  i am likely also to get more hops than i will use in my little brewery. 
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« Reply #111 on: May 27, 2012, 09:09:55 AM »
I am just worried at their growth rate they won't make a good root structure and die during the winter.


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« Reply #112 on: May 27, 2012, 08:03:36 PM »
My mom weed whipped one my plants. Will it send out another shoot?


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« Reply #113 on: May 27, 2012, 09:00:35 PM »
My mom weed whipped one my plants. Will it send out another shoot?


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It probably will. Just give a little time.
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« Reply #114 on: May 27, 2012, 11:40:20 PM »
She thought it was funny of course i didn't bc I have put a lot of tlc into them but in her defense she didn't get a new electric whipper lol and she went to town in our yard.


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« Reply #115 on: May 28, 2012, 06:02:15 AM »
My mom weed whipped one my plants. Will it send out another shoot?


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Once established, you can use a weed whip to keep them out of your yard! I guess I've let mine go a bit.
This is their 5th year and they're taking over. This was two Centennial rhizomes on either side of the trellis and one Cascade behind it. Now it's one mass and by the end of the summer, you'll hardly see any of the trellis

I tried cutting back the initial growth this spring but it really was pointless.
I'll need to do some digging after these are done this fall.





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« Reply #116 on: May 28, 2012, 07:16:47 AM »
Wow. Well, I've definitely made up my mind to keep my hops potted after seeing some of these pics. I do have a couple of empty lots on either side of my house that I've been meaning to "accidentally" plant some bamboo on to keep the kids on dirtbikes from blowing through at all hours. If I ever do put some bamboo in, I might just have to "accidentally" plant some hops rhizomes at the base of them. Should turn into a jungle in no time...
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« Reply #117 on: May 28, 2012, 05:09:02 PM »
You say once established I planted them a month ago and only one sprout came up and now it got cut off. Is it a goner?


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« Reply #118 on: May 28, 2012, 09:32:08 PM »
Hard to say, it might send up another one or it might not.  There's nothing to do except wait and keep it watered as if it's a living plant.  If it doesn't come up, you get to plant another one there next year ;)
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« Reply #119 on: May 28, 2012, 09:47:41 PM »
Yeah that is true. It was a hallertau and I hear they may not work well in MN. I ended up with two willamette for free that got planted three weeks after the other ones and they are killing the other ones when it comes to growth.

I will have to make recipes that use willamette. I have never used that hop to my knowledge.


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