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Re: Growing Hops

Postby RobP » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:44 pm

rc, I have Hallertauer, Perle, and Sterling on the way to plant this spring at the farm. We'll see how it goes. Looking forward to giving it a try because this northeast Ohio climate seems to be pretty good for hops. By the way... been checking out your pics and they have helped to inspire me to give this a try. Rob
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby rcarson » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:55 am

Since the warm weather has hit the plants have had tremendous growth, I will try to update the photos ance a week. You will be amazed by haw fast they grow
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby grapeadmin » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:42 am

Love to see 'em!

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Re: Growing Hops

Postby RobP » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:22 pm

RC, With it still being early is there reason to worry about frost? Do you cover at Night? I have new Rhizomes and was holding off planting for fear of frost. Thanks, Rob
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby RobP » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:51 am

I just went ahead and started them in containers and then I'll transplant after memorial day. Rob
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby rcarson » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:42 pm

I did the same last year starting them in pots, they grew really fast and got real stringy. One dide after the transplant. Everything I have read says a frost wont bother them and they can even survive a pretty good freeze. Look up the latin mane for Hops and it translated to something like "garden wolf" because they will takeover everything, I will try to post new photos tomorrow so you can see how fast they are growing. Good luck with yours let me know how they are going.
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby rcarson » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:46 pm

All I can say is what a difference a week makes !

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Re: Growing Hops

Postby grapeadmin » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:56 am

Wow, big difference.

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Re: Growing Hops

Postby RobP » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:53 am

Well I planted the rhizomes on the 5th and the Sterling hop is the first to sprout through the soil. So its a beginning anyway. They were put into 3 gallon containers so hopefully they survive transplanting in a few weeks. Rob
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby rcarson » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:58 pm

from everything i have read the key to strong plants is good preperation of the hole they go into
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby rcarson » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:47 pm

Installed trellis today. have 3-4 bines per string and plants are knee high, will put up pics in the middle of the week
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby chefr » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:21 pm

I know in the past you guys have had plants available are you going to this year if so when and what styles
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby grapeadmin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:36 am

We already received our batch of rhizomes for the year and sold them all. We sent out a bulk email and everything to our mailing list. You still may be able to get some at www.freshops.com

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Re: Growing Hops

Postby rcarson » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:11 pm

Well its 20 days since the first signs of growth, plants are now 60" tall ! No new pics this week, maybe next week
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby grapeadmin » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:50 pm

Wow, that is some serious growth!

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