Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Hops Growing (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/)
-   -   Cascades & Chinooks - 5th Summer (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/cascades-chinooks-5th-summer-417553/)

The Soft Underbelly 06-20-2013 07:12 PM

Cascades & Chinooks - 5th Summer
5 Attachment(s)
Some years back i pick up 4 rhizomes from the online and decided to try growing hops. 2 Cascades, 1 Chinook & 1 Willamette (RIP). When you're new to Hop Gardening, it can be a bit overwhelming and sometimes that first year yield is a disappointment. Anyway, take heart...

These are from about 2 weeks ago, the first 2 shots are Cascades growing in my back yard. Since this was taken, I've had to radically prune the willow to keep them from growing up into the tree. These were 2 rhizomes 5 years ago. they now completely dominate the 4X8 bed.

The next 3 are the Chinook growing on a trellis by my front door. Last Spring I ripped the crown out of the ground and relocated it a few feet from its previous spot for better trellising.

Pappers_ 06-21-2013 03:23 PM

Fantastic! What you did with the cascades, using a pergola or frame, is what I would do if I had the right space/sunlight combination. Actually, I have plenty of space but limited sunlight, so am growing the hops up the side of the house.

In any case, looks great!

Cyclman 06-22-2013 03:31 AM

Growing your own hops is a wonderful thing. I have 2 1yo plants, and 1st year Centennials, 6 plants. Planning on making some awesome DIPAs and fresh hop brews in future years!

tommyguner03 06-22-2013 06:21 AM

thats great cause i planted three in late april (cascade magnum and fuggle) and only fuggle has grown . i do get plenty of sunlight .. im thinking bad rhizomes?

Pappers_ 06-22-2013 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by tommyguner03 (Post 5294199)
thats great cause i planted three in late april (cascade magnum and fuggle) and only fuggle has grown . i do get plenty of sunlight .. im thinking bad rhizomes?

For me, in Oak Lawn (near you), the Cascades have taken off and done well.

oldstyle69 06-22-2013 07:17 AM

Go Ill-Noise hops....!!!! love it. im going to plant some next year, just moved to a new place that can grow what ever i want.

hogwash 06-22-2013 11:55 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Here is my 4th year chinook plant. The fence is about 12' wide and 5.5' tall. This was taken over a week ago so its grown more since then.

Attachment 130290

Edit: Now that I look at this pic and compare it to how it looks now, this thing has grown a BUNCH since I took the pic. Much thicker now. And lest I be too prideful, My other 5 plants aren't faring nearly as well though they are doing better than they ever have.

malaeum 06-22-2013 03:07 PM

I'm surprised that grows so well in Joliet! I might have to plant some over here in Shorewood.

gjsumm 06-23-2013 11:53 AM

You are right about the first year hops , I had all vine and no hops, this year I have a 20' x 4' hop garden and they are looking great. Seems down here in SC the C hop plants grow the best.

TangoHotel 06-23-2013 01:11 PM

I'm in Joliet too, I am having some awesome success with my Nugget, Sunbeam, an Willamette this year, but its nothing compared to that 4 x 8 bed! Thats gotta yield you some great hops!

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:06 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.