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Old 04-14-2014, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default Below freezing temps on my new sprouts

They are about 6" and leafing out.

We're expecting two nights in the mid 20's, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anything I can do?

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Old 04-14-2014, 06:07 AM   #2
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Cover them at night with a short term greenhouse. They are pretty hearty. First year?



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Just put a bucket over them of you're worried. I doubt they'll die without

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A bucket makes a great greenhouse at night.

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Just put a bucket over them of you're worried. I doubt they'll die without
Even if the shoots freeze the rhizome will generate more shoots. I have it all the time here.
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Cover them at night with a short term greenhouse. They are pretty hearty. First year?
These Centennials are the "Field Grade" crowns from Great Lakes Hops.
Purchased them as an 'end of season' offering last Fall. Planted them about two weeks before our first frost.

They were about this same size, didn't grow at all and dropped their leaves promptly after the frost. Followed their instructions, mulched over them before the snow fell and hoped for the best.

They are doing WAY better than the plants I purchased from the supplier in the 'reefer' state. I purchased a few rhizomes from my LHBS to fill in those spots that never woke up. $4ea . . . . . I couldn't say no!

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I'll water the ground and place buckets this evening.

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+ 1 bucket theory.

I've also noticed with my plants that any shoots or bines that have been exposed to a late frost / snow / whathaveyou, if they survive, don't grow quite as well. When something like that happens I gradually trim those in favor of younger, healthier bines.

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we have a bottled water place in town that sets leaky bottles out for anyone to take i got 6 5 gallon bottles this year and cut the bottoms out and placed over my green pepper and tomato plants untill chance of frost is gone. they make a great greenhouse.

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We're expecting two nights (tonight and Tuesday) in the 20's and only daytime highs in mid 30's on Tuesday. My Cascades are already a foot tall and the bines are climbing twine. I just cut open some small trash can bags and some duct tape in order to encompass them without having to cut the twine. Used some small sticks to secure the bags to the ground. Same thing happened last year, and this method worked well.



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