How are all your hops doing that you're growing?

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  1. thunderwagn

    thunderwagn Well-Known Member

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    Your plants do look nice and healthy! I agree with @Head First. Go ahead and pick em. A few do look just a bit past due, but that's not a big deal at all. Next year your plants will provide a lot more coverage from the heat and sun, and your berries will be more uniform and robust. I think they look really nice for the most part though. Get ready for beast made next year!
     
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    Cheers for the heads up thunder. This is it's first year in ground I had it in a pot to start off with. Yes I expect an even bigger growth from it next year!
     
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    So I picked them hops today 390g wet all up got them drying on that rack I made yesterday eve with the fan under it on low sooooo hot and sweating humid today!
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    All in all I think they look great man!
     
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    You poor thing, hope the AC is working...
    Hops look awesome!
     
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    Cheers I think my next batch will have all if not most of these bad boys in it!
     
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    Looks great! How do they smell?
     
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    Yeah bloody great I just wanna sit there and breath deep of the hoppy goodness. I must admit there is a vegetal type smell to them too maybe will decrease as they dry outm I threw a few in my kolsch I was drinking yesterday like you said they floated around on top for a few glasses couldn't really tell any big difference other than that vegetal thing going on...
     
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    Just picked another 70g off my hop plant. 20190324_110050.jpg
     
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    These 3rd year Cascade hops are erupting from the ground full force! Same for the Crystal & Willamette. I fed them steer manure a week ago.
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    I got my roots planted last week, just waiting for them to pop through and start growing.....
     
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    I busted some of my rhizomes up a couple of weeks ago and will probably cut my plants way back this weekend. I really want to try and tame the bine forest infestation this year...or at least make an attempt.
     
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    Wow I just cut all my bines out this last weekend and threw a good blanket of chook house mulch on them. This gives me assurance it was the right time as yours are sprouting mine should be resting.
     
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    Good point! I need to be thinking ahead for next year or the Borg will invade the entire garden.
     
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    This is my first year growing so I have no idea what to expect.
    I am growing in pots or will be as soon as I see signs of life. After I see that they are going, I will transplant them to some larger pots.
    I really do not expect much this year, but I hope to have them established enough to get them going well next season.

    I am growing Cascade and Crystal.

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    Just got the string up. They put on 18 in. in the last 2 days. All Centennial.
     
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    Keep them watered in some well draining soil, and fertilizer and they should do fine. I can't speak for the crystal, but cascade do well here. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at your 1st year pickins.
     
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    Like TW said, fertilize and water. If you can grow zucchini, you can grow hops. Honestly, stick a hop rhizome in the ground, spit on it, and you will have hops for life.:eek:
     
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    Haha. ^ Speaks the truth!
     
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