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Offline thirsty

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Life just got a little bit better
« on: April 13, 2014, 01:13:06 PM »
The hops came up today.

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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 05:49:04 PM »
I smiled yesterday when I noticed some stems emerging yesterday as well:)
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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2014, 09:07:31 AM »
I hear you.  Everything here became green this past weekend (84F on Saturday).  Of course this morning we had an inch of snow and are looking at 24F for a low tonight.  Three seasons in three days?  Must be Iowa.

Happy to hear the hops are coming up.  For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2014, 09:42:28 AM »
For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

Paul

Yes, they survived the winter.  Now they need to survive the rabbits.
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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 10:57:15 AM »
For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

Paul

Yes, they survived the winter.  Now they need to survive the rabbits.

And deer.
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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 11:16:05 AM »
For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

Paul

Yes, they survived the winter.  Now they need to survive the rabbits.

And deer.

I don't typically need to worry about deer within Chicago.  But the rabbits are fat and plentiful.
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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 11:28:34 AM »
Ive heard Rabbits are good in a Stew;)  Maybe season them with some hops?
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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 12:28:41 PM »
Well, it's currently snowing here, but the hops are breaking ground anyway.
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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 05:30:09 PM »
I hate to be a bummer, but my Cascades are 4' tall, the Centennials are almost 2'.  That's today, but tonight we get a hard freeze that should kill all the current growth.  But they'll come back.
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Re: Life just got a little bit better
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2014, 07:30:27 PM »
Mine have yet to pop up, but I think they're just holding back, ready to release that pent-up energy in a huge burst.  Make way for an epic harvest!

I still have 7.5 lb of 2014 hops in my freezer - quite a fine selection of organic homegrowns.  I've often thought that I could lose a whole season's worth and still be just fine.  Gotta love the bounty of a good hopyard.