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Old 02-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Going to grow hops for the first time this year SW OH!

I am going to built a box from 2x6 and a trellis here soon to make my small hop garden. I live is SW OH just north of Cincy so I figured I would play it safe and only grow Cascades, and maybe centennial. How high realistically do I need to build my trellis? I am an assistant greens keeper at a golf course so I know pretty much about horticulture and such, but grass and hops are very different so I need a little help here.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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comercial hop growers go 19' but anywhere north of 10' would probably work.

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Ok I will probably be able to go 12-15' tops.

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Next question... When is the best time to plant? We normally aren't clear of frost until late April, but I can cover up to keep the frost off of them much like I do my rose bushes. How about mid march and cover them from frost when needed. Could I start rhizomes indoors in potting soil until I get some shoots and then move them outside?

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you can plant them as soon as the ground thaws, the rhizome sprouts as soon as the soil warms to a certain temp so dont worry about killing it.Hops are a really durable plant.

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try to go at least 12' but 15' would be better.

+1 on putting them in the ground after the first thaw. Ours are often pushing out of the snow in the spring.

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Thanks guys for the info... I wish I could get my hands on some crowns or rhizomes now. Looks like late march to mid April... I wish I could get an early start.

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Thanks guys for the info... I wish I could get my hands on some crowns or rhizomes now. Looks like late march to mid April... I wish I could get an early start.
I believe great lakes hops is shipping now; and they sell crowns instead of rhizomes; get in touch with them.

https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesHops

Good luck to you sir! I'm doing a hop garden this year as well, looking forward to it!
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I believe great lakes hops is shipping now; and they sell crowns instead of rhizomes; get in touch with them.

https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesHops

Good luck to you sir! I'm doing a hop garden this year as well, looking forward to it!
+1 I have my crowns in the garage from them waiting on the thaw
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