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Old 06-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #21
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The bine tip I posted a close up earlier in the thread has turned into the pic on the left(pic taken today). And the other pic is of the cone on the end of another bine....

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Old 06-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #22
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And more cones.... I was hoping you could see the frostiness starting to form on the cones but it doesnt seem like it came through.

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Old 06-06-2012, 03:50 PM   #23
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And more cones.... I was hoping you could see the frostiness starting to form on the cones but it doesnt seem like it came through.
Can ya post a bigger pic? It might work then.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #24
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Can ya post a bigger pic? It might work then.
Tried blowing it up but it just gets blurry. Hopefully I will be able to get some better pics soon as harvest time gets closer. Hoping to get a second harvest since they coned so early.
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Blows me away to see hops growing in the keys. Not only growing but, flowering. What ever it is, your nuclear turtle water or just an amazing green thumb, keep doing what your doing.
I agree with you about planting in ground. Next year I wanna make a raised planter box and a better trellis system now that I know it will grow. My soil is terrible and I'd rather not dig it all up and refill it.
I'm using the fish emulsion as well as a low dose liquid feed with the micro-nutrients. Seems to be going well so far. Just rains like crazy lately. Hopefully I'll get some burrs soon.

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #26
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Blows me away to see hops growing in the keys. Not only growing but, flowering. What ever it is, your nuclear turtle water or just an amazing green thumb, keep doing what your doing.
I agree with you about planting in ground. Next year I wanna make a raised planter box and a better trellis system now that I know it will grow. My soil is terrible and I'd rather not dig it all up and refill it.
I'm using the fish emulsion as well as a low dose liquid feed with the micro-nutrients. Seems to be going well so far. Just rains like crazy lately. Hopefully I'll get some burrs soon.
Thanks man!!!

...How long are your bines? Like I mentioned, mine seemed to start coning once the bine hit about 10 ft or so. And are you using the fish emulsion as a foliar feed or a systemic? As far as for the planter box, just make sure whatever soil mix you end up using your getting good drainage. That will help make sure the rain doesnt drown out the crown but will also let the soil retain the moisture it wants/needs. If you know ahead of time where youd like to plant I'd set up and feed the soil for a couple months before you put the hops in. If you start enough ahead of time you can make that terrible soil awesome and fertile.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:49 AM   #27
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I've got two cascade plants. One is close to 8' or 9'. The other is about face level; say 5'. I use the fish emulsion every other week and some low dose feeding nutrients with a pump sprayer and drench the soil. My soil mix in the pots I have drains quite well so, I'm gonna do the same for the planter. Stole the design from Gridlock, another member here. I really liked the look. I will transplant the cascade sometime this winter when things slow down. That way like you said, they will be ready for next year. It's just been raining hard and steady for the past 3 days. When it clears I'll shoot some new pics. That is if my hops don't go all Noah's ark on me. DRENCHED!
Hope to see the start of cones soon. I'm waiting for the 10' mark. Very close

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I like the planter box. They should be fine we got about 3 days of heavy rain down here and mine seemed to make it through alright. Though afterwards I let the soil dry a little deeper than usual before I started my normal watering routine again. Make sure to check for spider mites and other unwanted guests because of all the rain. They started showing up under some of my older leaves after the squall.

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:39 PM   #29
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The girls are hanging in there. Everything seems to be good besides a few leaves that were torn during the wind. I won't be watering for a good bit. I think they need to dry out for awhile.
Through it all, they have held strong and I believe in the last picture.... Maybe the start of a cone. That plant has got to be 10' at least.

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That last pic looks like a cone starting. The bines look really healthy too, I wouldn't change a thing. Do you have any small growth between the leaves and the bines starting? That's where you gotta watch for cones, though by the look.... Yours are about the length of mine when I first saw cone development.

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