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Old 04-19-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Here in North TX it seems that water is an issue for hops plants. There is a small creek running through my friend's 10 acre East TX property and we talked about growing hops there. Would planting them near the shore of the creek guarantee decent water delivery? I don't get out there very often.
I'm growing hops in containers at home but it's easy for me to check their water at least every other day.

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Old 04-19-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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i use to live in San Antonio and remember some pretty awesome flash floods...that could prove fatal to hops. how do the other plants in the area look? if things are lush and healthy then you should be good. but i am not a horticulturist.

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Old 04-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #3
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Lush and healthy. Soft ground.

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worth a try...what could go wrong?

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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I suspect so. There are hops growing in the ditches around here 80 years after the farms switched to grass seed and hay.

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