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Old 04-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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UPDATE:

Huzzah! As a late Earth Day gift, the first rhizome broke ground in the early evening. It was just barely noticeable last night and here it is this morning.




Here's the container. The trellis system has yet to be set up. You can see the bine sprout in the bottom circle. The upper circles are where I expect the other two to break. It doesn't seem like there is a lot of room in there but it's a pretty dang wide and quite deep Rubbermaid tub.

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #12
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UPDATE:

It's been a couple of rainy days.

Four days after breaking group and the first shoot is looking awesome. Probably grew an inch or so.


Another rhizome decided to pop up but the tip died for some reason and now there are two little shoots emerging from the injury.

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #13
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Day 15:

The one sprout is looking really good! We went out of town for a couple of days and it made a couple more nodes. (Nice finger photobomb in the third photo.)





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Old 05-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #14
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Day 27:

The first sprout has slowed its vertical growth considerably but has put out several nodes of leaves. There's also a tiny new bine you can see in the photo that came up 4 or 5 days ago and really hasn't done much since.






The second rhizome sent a big beefy bine up out of nowhere! After maaaybe a week it's as tall as the bine on the first rhizome. Also, the second rhizome sent up an iddy bitty bine the other day.









The first rhizome is going to have to be moved over really soon. Once separated they'll be about 16-18" away from each other, which should be fine for their first year in less than ideal light.


I've declared the third rhizome dead. I dug it up and there is absolutely no living tissue to be seen.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #15
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Day 37:

Big update. The "trellis" has been anchored in and is quite sturdy. It's been pummeled by wind the last few days and looks great still. The twine will likely go up in the next couple days because one of the plants really needs to get trained.



Here's the first rhizome bine, still lacking on vertical growth but is making new leaves again. We "transplanted" it by moving it over so the two rhizomes are about 1.5 feet away from each other... soon enough it'll take off.



Speaking of taking off, the second rhizomes bine is rocking! Nice big leaves and the shoot is probably about 8-10 inches. The second image shows some noms have been taken. However it showed up 4 days ago and I have yet to see a culprit, eggs, or other leaves being nommed so there seems to be nothing to worry about.


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Old 05-23-2012, 04:28 AM   #16
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Good pics, and hops look good

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Day 57:

A lot of growth happening in the last 20 days. The little guy has started to really move and the biggin' is still exploding. We got some snow and a TON of harsh wind (and one night of freezing temperatures) but they held up just fine. They also got some new friends!




In the image you can see the big guy has some yellowing on the ends of the older leaves. I hit it with a feeding two nights ago and apparently that's what it really wanted because the leaves on the third node from the top tripled in size since then. It was the first feeding since planting the rhizomes nearly two months ago so it seemed like an appropriate time anyway.

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Day 74:

Hooray for severe winds that never stopped! They did a serious number on the hops but they are tough and hanging in there. There's even a few burrs!



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Old 07-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #19
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Where in Reno are you? My hops are at my aunt's in Northwest and the cascade is about 12' tall, I planted around the same time as you.

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I'm in the north valleys, Raleigh Heights area. And yeah, I'd say the big one is probably 10-12' if the line was straight up

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