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Old 01-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #41
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:49 AM   #42
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great lake hops. get the crowns instead of rhizomes and save yourself a year.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:31 PM   #43
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great lake hops. get the crowns instead of rhizomes and save yourself a year.
From a look at the Facebook and eBay pages, it seems like they're actively shipping crowns. Can this really be true?
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From a look at the Facebook and eBay pages, it seems like they're currently shipping crowns. Can this really be true?
based on a user comment on FB it does indeed appear that they are shipping, but i wouldn't be ordering them yet (unless i lived in florida or hawaii, maybe). you want to plant them as soon as you receive them, and it's too early to plant. so hold off until your frost date has past. there is no advantage to ordering them now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #45
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I just bought some from them, three crowns.... But Like Sweetcell said

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unless i live in florida or hawaii, maybe).
I do live in Florida so my planting season is now. Plants showed up looking healthy, large root system and still very moist even after being shipped cross country. Great operation they have there.
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Of course

Although I was considering an experimental indoor start, but seeing as how these are already a season old, they probably wouldn't like being transplanted in 1-2 months when the growing season is about to start here.

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I only planted mine on Thursday and I already have a bine that's 2-3 inches long and little buds shooting up all over the place. I have a feeling once they wake up out of hibernation, they explode. Not sure how well they would do inside for two months, they might get too big for you. But there is really no harm in trying

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:28 PM   #48
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I planted 4 rhizomes along a livestock fence last year, hoping to train them to grow horizontally. Being their first year and the drought conditions, I was happy to get growth out of three of them and a handful of hops from one.
This year, I want to move them to grow on rope trellises up the side of the barn.
My question is: will the radiant heat on the south side of a red barn be too much for them? I'd hate to find out in three years that I'm burning them up and have to start over in a new location.

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #49
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I got to pick some hops growing up the side of a barn way back in the late 80's and from what I remember they almost took the barn over! Actually, the ones that grow up my brick chimney do very well but the additional heat from the brick seem to attract mites in very hot Summers. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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i received my crowns from great lakes about a week ago.. i plan on planing them this weekend once i get some more soil to amend with my compost.. they even sent a free one.. all of them look pretty healthy and are just relaxing in my fridge until the time is right

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