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Offline hophead636

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2015, 04:09:14 pm »
Looks like the thaw has mine starting to come alive I buried them with alittle more of a layer to protect them from the cold night but all look healthy have a feeling my cent is going to go ape crazy this year

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2015, 07:09:03 pm »
well so much for the snow covered idea........ gone in 2 days. Just might be early this season
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2015, 09:28:46 pm »
I've got some Cascades that are about a foot tall, some just coming out, some still dormant, and both Centennials poked their little sprouts out since the weekend.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2015, 10:20:14 pm »
My California Cluster hit the ground running in February. They're now 4 feet and growing about 6"/day.


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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2015, 06:45:21 am »
Cascade about two foot, Willamette and Centennial are about a foot. Giving them a few more days then hacking them down. I don't trust that spring is here just yet.

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2015, 08:16:57 am »
Cascade and Mt. Hood are 1-3 feet tall already while the Nugget and Sterling are just inches out of the ground.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2015, 07:31:52 pm »
I unburied a monster of roots on my centennial plant only one tht is tht big I have a feeling that one is going to be a handful this year and I can't wait

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2015, 05:48:47 am »
3 of my 4 potted rhizomes have sprouted. The one that hasn't sprouted did really poorly last year, wouldn't be surprised if the tough winter killed it off.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2015, 08:42:19 am »
Cascade about two foot, Willamette and Centennial are about a foot. Giving them a few more days then hacking them down. I don't trust that spring is here just yet.

Well, over here on the wet (I mean west) side of the cascades, mine have been sprouted, but only a few now have leaves.  But let me ask, I've always cut the first growth much smaller than 2 feet.  Why wait so long?  I've read somewhere, that once they have two set of leaves, it's time.  But you're much closer to Yakima, than I. 

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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2015, 08:13:48 am »
3 of my 4 potted rhizomes have sprouted. The one that hasn't sprouted did really poorly last year, wouldn't be surprised if the tough winter killed it off.

Don't give up hope. Just because it didn't grow much above ground doesn't mean it wasn't growing underground last year.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2015, 08:30:53 am »
That particular plant only grew a few feet last year, and ended up pretty brown towards the end of the summer.

If it doesn't spout I have a couple rhizomes inbound as replacements, just in case.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2015, 12:03:46 pm »
Today I did a little root pruning and got 8 new Cascade rhizomes transplanted.

I'm going to start a whole new hop yard in May.  We inherited my inlaws' farmhouse in France.  In May we'll go over there for a month to start cleaning it up and remodeling.  It's been unoccupied for 3 years so the yard is badly overgrown.  Once we clear out some of that vegetation I'm gonna plant 2 cascade, 2 centennial, and a couple of other varieties.  It's roughly the same latitude as Munich so hopefully hops will do well.
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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2015, 03:09:01 pm »
All showing life centennials, chinook, and Columbus are my beast so far




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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2015, 08:10:21 pm »
Update

Columbus


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Chinook


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Re: 2015 Hop season
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2015, 10:11:29 pm »
So jealous. In theory, I should receive my rhizomes tomorrow from AIH pre-order. First attempt at growing hops, hope I can make room, bought 6 different varieties
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