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Old 01-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #131
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I put mind in these, http://www.lowes.com/pd_192858-36572...ductId=3605706 for that specific reason. This way I have them in something large enough for them to grow, but I could still bring them in if need be.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #132
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Smart move... The bigger the better, I'm moving my crown to a 10gal pot this season cuz the 6 was quickly outgrown.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #133
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I put mind in these, http://www.lowes.com/pd_192858-36572...ductId=3605706 for that specific reason. This way I have them in something large enough for them to grow, but I could still bring them in if need be.

not to tell you what to do by any means...I had planted my first year crowns in twenty gallon pots. One each pot. When I planted them just a few weeks, I inverted the bucket to find that the roots of the magnum plant that grew like crazy, were at the bottom of the pot and deflecting. It didn't seem like it harmed or stunted the plant. Just an observation.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #134
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not to tell you what to do by any means...I had planted my first year crowns in twenty gallon pots. One each pot. When I planted them just a few weeks, I inverted the bucket to find that the roots of the magnum plant that grew like crazy, were at the bottom of the pot and deflecting. It didn't seem like it harmed or stunted the plant. Just an observation.
I realized that would happen after I had planted them. I think horizontally they will be fine but vertically I'm a little worried. I read on one of the forums to drill large holes at the bottom to help give the roots somewhere to go versus clogging all the smaller holes and creating a drainage problem. The planters had a solid bottom when I bought them so I drilled probably 20 holes about a 1/4 in in diameter, I now wish I did the same with a 1in bit. Can't change it now. I have seen a few pictures from people up north who have buried this size planter to put their hops in and they have grown fine. I have a feeling that the plants will survive confined, but would prefer to spread out, but I dot have any hard facts to proved that, just a guess right now.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #135
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We've yet to see a dip below 32 up here this year. I may start them in 10" pots and then transfer them into the ground around the first of March just to be safe. That way, if there is a frosty night or two, I can carry them into the garage.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:25 PM   #136
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I realized that would happen after I had planted them. I think horizontally they will be fine but vertically I'm a little worried. I read on one of the forums to drill large holes at the bottom to help give the roots somewhere to go versus clogging all the smaller holes and creating a drainage problem. The planters had a solid bottom when I bought them so I drilled probably 20 holes about a 1/4 in in diameter, I now wish I did the same with a 1in bit. Can't change it now. I have seen a few pictures from people up north who have buried this size planter to put their hops in and they have grown fine. I have a feeling that the plants will survive confined, but would prefer to spread out, but I dot have any hard facts to proved that, just a guess right now.
The roots will probably grow out the holes in the bottom, I didn't have enough drainage in mine the roots blocked up all of the holes and when Debbie rolled through she drowned them starting fresh again this year.
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I planted the Columbus on Sunday and it's already sprouting tiny leaves. I think I covered up the Hallertau a little too much so I think i'll pull it up a bit so I can see the top of the crown where the little sprouts had started.

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I planted the Columbus on Sunday and it's already sprouting tiny leaves. I think I covered up the Hallertau a little too much so I think i'll pull it up a bit so I can see the top of the crown where the little sprouts had started.
They'll find their way to the surface. I thought I planted mine too deep and it turned out just fine.
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I started this thread so we don't hijack the key west thread with the all florida talk. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/flor...riment-385584/

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I started this thread so we don't hijack the key west thread with the all florida talk. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/flor...riment-385584/
I don't mind lol. If you didn't know though there is a thread for growing hops in south FL that's a few years old.
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