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Old 06-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #21
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some of my cascades have started to throw side arms everywhere and flower... 1st year plants in virginia
Same here and I'm just 35 miles west of you in Culpeper. I have three 1st year Cascades that are 10' tall bines with side shoots starting at 6' up. The Centennial are doing almost as well!

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Old 06-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #22
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After the rain they are going nuts. A good portion of the cascades are over the 13 foot structure



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Old 06-13-2013, 03:51 AM   #23
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The first photo is from towards the top of the bines. The later ones are towards the bottom. This cascade is really making up for the magnum that didn't make it.
What did you build your trellis from? How tall ?
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:23 AM   #24
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How did your rhizomes look when you planted? I got some massive rhizomes this year and they are going nuts too. happy hopping.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #25
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heh...all of my plants are second years. My cascade and centennial are about 2 feet tall and just now seem to be taking off. My hallertau, willemette, and nugget are going like crazy at 12-18 foot tall with flowers all over them.

My cascades are in last but Im not too worried about it. We'll see what happens.

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Old 06-14-2013, 01:42 AM   #26
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I used an old analog TV antenna my dad had laying around and I fashioned a bracket at the top to run the string through. It's about 15' tall and the base of the plant is about 6-7' from the base of the pole. My lead bine is already a foot above the pole now. I'll post pics later. Its too dark to take one now.

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Old 06-15-2013, 04:02 AM   #27
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:47 PM   #28
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:25 PM   #29
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I have some cones that are about done also. Does anyone have advice on how to tell when the best time to harvest is? Are there certain tell tale signs i can look for?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:27 AM   #30
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I have some full size cones on some of my Centennials already this year (second year). I hope that they don't peak very early? If they get large, early does that mean that they have more time to develop more of the potent lupulin?



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