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Cubslover 01-27-2011 08:38 PM

Going to get into Growing my own.
I'm getting ready to order a couple Rhizomes from Midwest.

I'm in North Central Indiana and on well drained soil.

Temps during the winter can drop into single digits and negatives, summer heat can be oppressive in the 90s with high humidity.

I really want to go with Cascade and think I will do fine,

What other styles do you recommend?

Suthrncomfrt1884 01-27-2011 09:00 PM

Nugget, Cascade, and Centennial are probably your best bet. All three grow very well. I have about the same weather, and I've grown all the varieties I mentioned. They all do well as long as you water them properly.

Randar 01-27-2011 09:29 PM

My Newport, Chinook, Magnum do exceedingly well in addition to those listed by 1884.

howabouttheiris 01-28-2011 12:18 AM

add a high AA bittering hop... i did nugget and cascade.

Cubslover 01-28-2011 12:25 AM

I ended up ordering Cascade, Nugget, and Willamette.

Thanks all. I did some more research and now have to decide on a trellis idea.

SpottedDogBrewing 01-28-2011 11:13 AM

I put my order in for these:

I was thinking about planting at each corner of my chain link fence and vining them on the fence! What do u think? Will this work?

cactusgarrett 01-28-2011 12:39 PM

My Willamette hasn't done very well in 2 full cycles. I got nothing useful from it this year - at all. I don't know if it's my region, the past weather patterns, or what, but my Tettnang and Nugget both do really well.

Post back again at the end of this year or next (:cross:) as to how yours does. I'm giving mine this year to shape up or i'm yanking her out of the ground.

Cubslover 01-28-2011 02:48 PM

Haha, will do. I'm going to have to look around the back yard and see what my best course of action will be. Most of my yard, minus the big veggie garden is in shade and some 20' tall contraption will be a pain to build and maintain. I think I may start one at each end of my privacy fence and train them to run up and down.

Spotted Dog, from what I've read, you don't need them 20' in the air to get results, just let the vine grow to a good length, no matter how you go about it.

Randar 01-28-2011 04:04 PM

My Willamette and Mt Hood have done nothing in 3 years. They get the least amount of sun out of my 14 mounds, so I am reluctant to claim it is climate/soil as opposed to my own situation.

cactusgarrett 01-28-2011 04:25 PM

Yeah, good point. All three of my mounds are all-things-considered equal, so that's why i'm stumped. Maybe if i know that Willamette needs MORE sun that Nugget & Tettnang, then i'll gladly rip it up and replace it immediately.

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