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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2011, 08:33:04 AM »
From left to right: Mt Hood, Zeus and Goldings.

These are all second year plants.  I'll give the Goldings another year to prove themselves, then I might have to use that space for something that will actually grow.

Edit: Its my ability with a camera that is crooked, not my shed and yard.  :-\
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011, 09:07:46 AM »
From left to right: Mt Hood, Zeus and Goldings.

These are all second year plants.  I'll give the Goldings another year to prove themselves, then I might have to use that space for something that will actually grow.

Edit: Its my ability with a camera that is crooked, not my shed and yard.  :-\

I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2011, 07:12:02 PM »
I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!

Thanks - at this rate, they'll hit the top of the trellis (~15 ft) by early July.  I'm already seeing lateral runners, so that's a good thing, maybe I'll get to harvest before mid- September.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 03:36:16 AM »
I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!

Thanks - at this rate, they'll hit the top of the trellis (~15 ft) by early July.  I'm already seeing lateral runners, so that's a good thing, maybe I'll get to harvest before mid- September.

I was looking at my Magnum hops yesterday and some of the cones are ready to harvest now.  :o

It's almost unbelievable. This is shaping up to be a good crop year. Fingers crossed.  :)
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2011, 04:43:00 AM »
I thought someone spiked my coffee this a.m.  ;D

Looking very nice!

Thanks - at this rate, they'll hit the top of the trellis (~15 ft) by early July.  I'm already seeing lateral runners, so that's a good thing, maybe I'll get to harvest before mid- September.

I was looking at my Magnum hops yesterday and some of the cones are ready to harvest now.  :o

It's almost unbelievable. This is shaping up to be a good crop year. Fingers crossed.  :)
Yeah, while the weather around here has been less than ideal for human inhabitation this spring, my hops are loving it. They've already matched last year's growth.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2011, 12:01:43 PM »
Mmm, cool, the hop garden thread 8)

Centennials are the stars this year at my house.
I ran out last year and am determined not to let that happen again.

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2011, 08:59:03 PM »
My camera sucks. These are 2nd year hops. The hop trellis is 20 ft tall.  The hops are now at 17ft and the ends of the vines have spurs so I think that's as tall as they'r going to get.  5 days ago I harvested from the cascade and the chinook.  I found from making a hop tea that the lupulin is weak, compared to last years 1st harvest.  The hops are on a pully system so I can pick the hops instead of cutting the vines, thus, getting about three harvest per season.
 
These hops are all organic.  Despite having clay soil, I use no chemicals or fertilizer, just chicken and cow poo.  I used Jute twine and saved a bunch instead of buying the standard Coir yarn.
   




I'll post better pictures as soon as my sister sends me those that she took on her good camera.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2011, 06:11:43 AM »
I planted 10 rhizomes at several locations back in March. Magums and Centennials showed early growth but didn't make it. Cascades are doing well. One Galena is doing well. 

Here's a Cascade and a Galena


As of late June the two bines above already have some cones and look like they'll have a lot more soon.


I tried potting one cascade. It's growing well, but no cones yet.


I have several others but they aren't doing well and aren't worth showing.

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2011, 07:07:27 PM »
Great photos gentlemen!

My hops are forming nicely. I gave them a shot of nutes yesterday. I'm thinking about a late July/ early August harvest at this point.

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2011, 09:16:32 PM »
Great photos gentlemen!

My hops are forming nicely. I gave them a shot of nutes yesterday. I'm thinking about a late July/ early August harvest at this point.

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what kind of nutrients do u suggest using?  I'm thinking of adding some to the plants that are struggling.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2011, 09:24:55 PM »
Finally built this thing.













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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2011, 04:19:48 AM »
That is really serious!  I am impressed.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2011, 04:59:11 AM »
 :o :o :o

... not going to post my hops after seeing those pics.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2011, 05:06:00 AM »
where are you located? I see the palms in the background, so it must be south of the 'hop zone.' very encouraging. great job!
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2011, 05:12:51 AM »
His bio says Riverside, California, which is east of L.A.
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