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KeyWestBrewing 06-05-2012 11:45 PM

Cascades in Key West
 
Im starting this thread to document my 1st season of growing hops. I started them from a crown that I planted in early March. Im looking forward to drinking a homebrew made with organic homegrown hops!!!!

Boris_the_Russian 06-05-2012 11:54 PM

Pictures or it didn't happen.

KeyWestBrewing 06-05-2012 11:56 PM

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These were taken in late march cant remember the date. I do remember the sprouts broke ground on St. Patricks Day. Im using a basic Miracle Grow Moisture Control potting soil with a mix of organic compost and plant tone. I also water with the water I change out of my turtle tank. Plants love it.

KeyWestBrewing 06-06-2012 12:00 AM

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About a month old here... pic was taken 4-14-12. I picked out the best 4 sprouts and trained the bines up the trellis.

KeyWestBrewing 06-06-2012 12:05 AM

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This pic was taken 5-9-12. I dont have a lot of room in my yard so I got a 5-6ft trellis and put it up against the lattice fencing on my back porch. The bines dont mind though they still grow up, you just have to go back and weave them.

StanJohnson 06-06-2012 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by KeyWestBrewing (Post 4146844)
Im starting this thread to document my 1st season of growing hops. I started them from a crown that I planted in early March. Im looking forward to drinking a homebrew made with organic homegrown hops!!!!

I thought you said in a different thread that you had cones already. Those are the pics I want to see :) By the way, I have baby cones on my Cascades now. Aren't they cute :fro:

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KeyWestBrewing 06-06-2012 12:09 AM

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Pics from 5-30-12. Cones starting forming on 3 of the 4 bines at this point.

KeyWestBrewing 06-06-2012 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by StanJohnson (Post 4146897)
I thought you said in a different thread that you had cones already. Those are the pics I want to see :) By the way, I have baby cones on my Cascades now. Aren't they cute :fro:

They start so tiny and swell pretty quick. Its awesome, you definitely notice daily growth.

KeyWestBrewing 06-06-2012 12:16 AM

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More pics from 5-30-12.... One of the bines stopped growing any longer but is putting out a really awesome cone on the tip. Its like 3 diff cones.

StanJohnson 06-06-2012 12:17 AM

I was wondering for the longest time if I would ever get cones. You're right about noticing the daily growth. My plants are growing like crazy now. It's amazing.


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