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Old 05-14-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default First cones of the season already!

I already have my first cones popping all over my first year bines! Is it normal for them to be on this early? This my first year growing, but I dug them up from a clubmember's 10year patch so they are very healthy except for some bug bites.

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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It really depends on the season. If you've gotten a lot of sun and rain off and on you're probably ok. However, if it's been real cold lately, like it has been in the North East, I'm wondering if it might be a stress thing. How tall are your bines? It's been my experience that they don't really start coneing out until >10ft. YMMV

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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The the bines with the first cones are probably around 10'. They weren't taller than 6" just 3 and 1/2 weeks ago. They grow like nuts.

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Old 05-14-2010, 02:36 AM   #4
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For sure. Hops are crazy. I've got a few different kinds: my cascades are doing awesome maybe 7-8' while my golding and hallertau and saaz aren't doing so hot.

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Old 05-14-2010, 03:41 AM   #5
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I have cones on mine, they are 15ft from the ground to the tip right now! Second year, produced not a single cone year 1.

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:34 PM   #6
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How bout dem cones?
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:07 PM   #7
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wow, Where are you at?

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Old 05-14-2010, 08:24 PM   #8
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It really depends on the season. If you've gotten a lot of sun and rain off and on you're probably ok. However, if it's been real cold lately, like it has been in the North East, I'm wondering if it might be a stress thing. How tall are your bines? It's been my experience that they don't really start coneing out until >10ft. YMMV
Yea, most of mine have been frosted three times now after getting about 6', I'll probably need to cut them back and start over, . . . . . if global warming ever kicks in.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:50 AM   #9
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Im in central South Carolina

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Old 05-15-2010, 03:48 AM   #10
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Nice facebook site, but nothing on your barley. That's what I want to do. I actually have a patch of rye growing, but I plan to cut it all down and do barley next. I want to learn how to grow barley and malt it!

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