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Old 12-14-2012, 02:50 AM   #101
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Hops have got to be one of the easiest and hardy plants I've ever grown.
I wish this were true for me. I live west of Atlanta Georgia and have had hops in the ground for 2 years and I've never seen a single cone. I'm going to relocate them this year and go with drip irrigation and take your suggestion of turtle tank water, which I have.

My columbus bine is the hardiest I would say as it's grown to a total of 8 ft on about 2 bines at it's largest, but no buds or cones.

Did you have yours in direct sunlight, or did you use netting or anything?
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:30 AM   #102
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I wish this were true for me. I live west of Atlanta Georgia and have had hops in the ground for 2 years and I've never seen a single cone. I'm going to relocate them this year and go with drip irrigation and take your suggestion of turtle tank water, which I have.

My columbus bine is the hardiest I would say as it's grown to a total of 8 ft on about 2 bines at it's largest, but no buds or cones.

Did you have yours in direct sunlight, or did you use netting or anything?
The turtle water helps like you won't believe. Tons of stuff in there plants love and hops definitely burn through some nutes. My bines get partial sun until 10-11am then get direct sun until 6ish. After that its partial sum until the sun sets. Moving them somewhere with good sun, air flow, and giving them a steady supply of turtle water/ occasional fish emulsion should make them happy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:34 AM   #103
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I am in Key Largo, you guys are too far away!
You should of made the trip down. I've got plenty of tasty homebrew and great cigars to share!
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:48 AM   #104
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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!!!!
Nice I am jealous!
I had hops in our backyard at our old house and we had a serious problem with aphids. Have you had any problems with bugs n it. If so what did you do?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:32 PM   #105
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I use Organicide and it worked like a charm. No aphids, mites, or anything. You can get it at Home Depot and u highly recommend it.

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I'll be replanting mine in the ground in the next few weeks. I think one problem I had was not cutting back the smaller not stronger bines. I let them all grow. Maybe just let 3 grow?

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:40 AM   #107
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I let the 4 strongest grow and cut the others back. I think 3-4 bines is the way to go. It focuses the plants energy on those bines instead of spreading it out to a bunch and any new sprouts.

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I just planted some crowns from Great Lakes Hops. Any advice?







Those pots have 1 bag of black gold at the bottom and 2 bags of potting soil on top. The plants are taking off already and the teamaker is just about to reach the chord.

What should I do about pruning? Should I try and separate the crown and replant the shorter bits?

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #109
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I just planted some crowns from Great Lakes Hops. Any advice?







Those pots have 1 bag of black gold at the bottom and 2 bags of potting soil on top. The plants are taking off already and the teamaker is just about to reach the chord.

What should I do about pruning? Should I try and separate the crown and replant the shorter bits?
Which hops did you get? I'm thinking of ordering some crowns from them too.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #110
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Which hops did you get? I'm thinking of ordering some crowns from them too.
I got Columbus and they sent me Teamaker for free, so I planted it anyway.

The crowns were in great shape and were shooting up green within a day of planting them. The only thing I am worried about is getting a frost for a couple nights in the next few months. I'll just have to be watchful and cover the plants if it looks like it's gonna get too cold.
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