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Old 06-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default Cascades & Chinooks - 5th Summer

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.

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Old 06-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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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!

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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!

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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?

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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