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Old 09-30-2012, 06:53 PM   #21
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So here we are at week 4. Fuggles the smaller one had something chewing the newely sprouting leaves and some of the younger leaves. The plant is still alive and just regrouping. Still sending out new shoots.

Magnam on the hand is on crack! This bine is taller than 6 foot! I have been tracking the weekly growth and its say a rate of just over 12 inches a week. WOW. The day temps here are still high 80's and mornings at low 70's. The days are slowly becoming shorter than the nights.

I still have no idea what to expect from this adventure. I'll just cross me fingers and see what happens!

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #22
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Looking good, looking good!!!! Organicide has been a god send for my plants. Got it at home depot and its cheap and easy to use. Keep them hops rockin, they look happy

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:51 PM   #23
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And week 5. Whatever was chewing fuggles has gone and its back onto growing. Magnum is a Damn beast! Almost 10 feet high!

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #24
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Nice!!

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:14 AM   #25
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And week 5. Whatever was chewing fuggles has gone and its back onto growing. Magnum is a Damn beast! Almost 10 feet high!

Very nice. BTW, I have the exact same hose reel. Weird huh.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:28 AM   #26
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Hey man its been a while.... how them bines doin?

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #27
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It has been a while! A job change, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. It's been a very busy end of the year.

As far as the hops, well... Magnum grew like crazy, got about 12 feet over all. Fuggles had some little bug that kept nibbling at its leaves.

I know that I got them into the ground very late in the year. They haven't grown in over a month now. With the daylight chance, and the weather chance, I believe that this is what stopped them.

After winter I plan to put them in the ground and hopefully get back on track next season.

What have yours been doing since the harvest?

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Not too much really. I little bit of sidearm growth but mostly just nothing. I figure I'll leave everything be till it dies back on its own. Come late Feb I'll move the crown to a bigger pot and get things started again. Glad to see at least one of your crowns did well... Should be ready for some cones next season. Merry Christmas brother!!

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #29
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Very cool! I just moved from Boston to Orlando leaving behind a decent anual crop of Cascades that grew on my chimney. I thought they couldn't grow south of about 38 degrees latitude. I guess that's just where they are most productive on a commercial level. Have you used them in your brews? How'd they taste? Anyone know which variety would be best in the hot/humid Florida climate? Should you uproot the rhizome and refrigerate it in the winter?

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Very cool! I just moved from Boston to Orlando leaving behind a decent anual crop of Cascades that grew on my chimney. I thought they couldn't grow south of about 38 degrees latitude. I guess that's just where they are most productive on a commercial level. Have you used them in your brews? How'd they taste? Anyone know which variety would be best in the hot/humid Florida climate? Should you uproot the rhizome and refrigerate it in the winter?
Any of the C hops. They smell and taste like you'd expect. No need to uproot in the winter either. Doesn't really get cold enough to worry about that.
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