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Big 'old hops
« on: July 20, 2012, 09:13:03 PM »
These suckers are getting long!




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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 06:50:14 AM »
Mine are just starting to "bud".

Of course, I'm in Michigan.
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 07:03:00 AM »
I had some bud really early but I didn't fertilize them until after. Once I fertilized some they started budding again and now they're way bigger than the originals.

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 07:04:38 AM »
Cool, thanks for the heads up. What did you use for fertilizer?
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 07:14:11 AM »
i expect a poor harvest this year due to drought. (and forgetting i can water)
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 07:17:59 AM »
Cool, thanks for the heads up. What did you use for fertilizer?

Miracle Grow. I used Miracle Grow potting soil when I first planted but it didn't last as long as I thought it would. (these are in pots)

I think this is what I used:
http://www.scotts.com/smg/catalog/productTemplate.jsp?proId=prod70342&itemId=cat50106

I overdid it at first and burned a few leaves but it's recovered now and I just add half a tablespoon every 2 weeks now.

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 07:19:57 AM »
These suckers are getting long!




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Very nice, those are some long cones. What variety are you growing?
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Re: Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 07:36:02 AM »
These suckers are getting long!




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Very nice, those are some long cones. What variety are you growing?

Zeus.

Cascade have just started to bud but the Zeus grew extremely fast.

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 07:41:53 AM »
Unfortunately, my newly-planted rhizomes didn't take off at all this year. The cascade came up about 3" out of the ground, and the centennials didn't pop out.

I was going to take a pic, but just imagine a bare dirt pile...

Maybe they're just getting HUGE root balls underground for next year?
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 08:41:01 AM »
I planted columbus, chinook and cascade. Chinooks were the only ones that took off. I got those rhizomes from a local hop farmer, vs the others from an online retailer.

Interesting (to me anyway) that one of the 3 is MUCH taller than the other 2. By a good 2-3 feet.
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 09:09:59 AM »
I planted Cascade, Mt Hood and Willamette this year. Had some bug issues (but not Japanese Beetles amazingly). I have one bine on each that are in the 6-8 foot range and a few on each that are under a foot. No buds yet, and I'm not even sure if I'll end up with any. Just hoping the roots are growing strongly enough to get a good harvest next year.
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Big 'old hops
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 09:15:48 AM »
They look big, but they don't look old.
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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 09:40:38 AM »
They look big, but they don't look old.

I guess I meant 'ol instead of old, just talkin' down home like.  :P

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Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 10:21:20 AM »
"Big 'ol hops" .... now I get it.  ;)
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Re: Re: Big 'old hops
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 11:46:49 AM »
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Cascade have just started to bud but the Zeus grew extremely fast.


I am experiencing the opposite, my Cascade is budding big time, and my Zeus is barely growing
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