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Old 04-17-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Gorilla Growing Hops?

I am..

A kind member of the brew club brought a bunch of rysomes to the last meeting and I scored a few. Everyone was adamant about how these will go sick on whatever is around them so, I put them out in a local park.

Won't be long and everyone will be able to bitter their beers round here!

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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Yikes!

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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People bring their dogs to parks. Hops are toxic to dogs. You might want to dig them back up.

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People bring their dogs to parks. Hops are toxic to dogs. You might want to dig them back up.
No. Isomerized hop acids are toxic to some dogs.
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People bring their dogs to parks. Hops are toxic to dogs. You might want to dig them back up.
My dog drank a glass of nugget nectar (bad boy!) and he was fine, watched him for a few hours afterwards and nothing happened.
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gorilla growing... i like it. let's hope the city/municipality/etc doesn't come by and clean up what they believe is a weed.

humm, now that has me wondering where i could gorilla-plant a few rhizomes next year...

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they are toxic to SOME dogs, under SOME conditions (ex: rexbanner's story, among thousands of others).

it's like saying "peanuts are deadly for children"... despite the fact that they aren't for 99% of kids.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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they are toxic to SOME dogs, under SOME conditions (ex: rexbanner's story, among thousands of others).

it's like saying "peanuts are deadly for children"... despite the fact that they aren't for 99% of kids.
Good point, but the OP doesn't control which dogs will be in the area. I love the guerrilla growing idea, I just wouldn't do it in a public park.
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They will most likely be eaten by a weed eater before a dog has a chance.

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I didn't know that they were toxic to dogs.. That's a bit of info I'm glad to have as I have two of my own. The location isn't frequented by dogs; it's fringe at best. I didn't want them to get sprayed with some kind of weed poison. It really shouldn't be an issue for either.

I was thinking about putting some down near some brush that would act as a trellis on a golf course near my house. I love the idea of the gorilla grow; got it from the pot guys. They'll cut an area of corn down under an irrigation pivot and plant a real cash crop in its stead. I'm replacing ragweed with hops.

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I've had dogs my whole life and have never had one that ate any growing plant, except occasionally grass. Even the deer in my area which eat almost everything won't eat hops. I don't think you need to worry about dogs.

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