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Old 08-01-2005, 10:32 PM   #11
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Chicago area and I planted Cascades, Nugget and Willamette this past spring. It doesn't look like I'll see any hop flowers this year; maybe next year. The Cascades vines are growing like crazy!

The Willamettes are having a hard time because I underestimated the amount of sun they would get in the location I planted them. The Nuggets are doing a little better, but they are suffering from the same problem. I didn't take into account the trees that back up to my yard. They limit the amount of sun the Nugget and Willamette plants get. The Cascades are in an area of the yard where they get nearly twice as much sun during the day.

When they go dormant, I may try and transplant the others closer to the house where they will get more sun. Don't know if it would be better to do that when winter begins or prior to spring.

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Old 08-01-2005, 11:18 PM   #12
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I'm growing some too but I think they are struggling with the amount of heat we've had here this year. One plant, the Northern Brewer, is turning yellow. The Mt. Hood plant got ripped off by some strong winds after it first sprouted past about 2-3 feet. It came back and its well behind, but seems to be trying to grow at least. I don't expect much of a yield this year but if I get enough of each to do just one batch of beer with my own hops I'll be happy.



Hopefully I won't be in this godforsaken state after this year so I can transplant them to wherever we move.

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:36 AM   #13
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I got some roots from a visit to a hop farm in WA State way back about 10 years.
Are there any other places to get starts for hop vines?

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:57 AM   #14
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Do you know anyone who can dig one up for you? They're just roots from an offshoot that comes up from the ground.

It's actually too late to start growing them now. The season is almost over. It's time to harvest.

Where do you live? I doubt I'll have time to visit a hop farm in WA, but I can probably send you some rhisomes from my son-in-laws growth. Best wait until next spring though.

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:14 AM   #15
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Do you know anyone who can dig one up for you? They're just roots from an offshoot that comes up from the ground.

It's actually too late to start growing them now. The season is almost over. It's time to harvest.

Where do you live? I doubt I'll have time to visit a hop farm in WA, but I can probably send you some rhisomes from my son-in-laws growth. Best wait until next spring though.
Actually it looks like I live just down state from you. Quincy, IL.

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Old 08-02-2005, 03:45 AM   #16
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You must have just put Quincy on there or else I would have seen that.
I haven't been down that way in over 10 years.

My S-I-L lives in Galva. We used to live there until I transferred to NC in 97 then in 99 I transferred to Germany for 5 years. Now I'm back with only a little over 4 years to go to retirement.

Here's where we're staying unless my wife wants to become a snowbird.

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Yep, I just added it. I hadn't gotten around to working on my profile again.

I can't say that I've been to Galva except maybe passing through on the train, but I've been to Galesburg several times for my stepsons high school football games.

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Are there any other places to get starts for hop vines?

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Every spring, parts of the roots called rhizomes, are available from most of the online homebrew shops for like 3 bucks a piece. The large hop growers sellthem too. You have to order them in the spring, cause that's the only time they are offered. And you have to get them quick, cause they sell out fast!
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Every spring, parts of the roots called rhizomes, are available from most of the online homebrew shops for like 3 bucks a piece. The large hop growers sellthem too. You have to order them in the spring, cause that's the only time they are offered. And you have to get them quick, cause they sell out fast!

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What is the ideal climate for growing hops?

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