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Old 02-25-2013, 01:34 AM   #61
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Trimmed back magnum to only 3 strong bines. Fuggles is still taking its sweet @ss time. I noticed that magnum was sending off rhizomes, so I cut them back where I could see them.....buy the way I have no idea what I'm dong. Lol!

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:13 AM   #62
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Like the root system was sending out rhizomes? If so I figure you may wanna leave those alone or clip em and keep letting em grow. It would be a good question for a more experienced grower though. I definitely don't have a clue.

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How's everyone's bines doin in this cold snap?

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As of yesterday, magnum still growing strong. One main bine, done know what the other 3 are doing. Fuggles continues to be the runt, but she's pushing.

This morning, its friggin cold!

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As of yesterday, magnum still growing strong. One main bine, done know what the other 3 are doing. Fuggles continues to be the runt, but she's pushing.

This morning, its friggin cold!
Glad to hear all is well. I know when it gets in the 50's down here its gotta be cold up there.
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I've just read through the posts about growing hops in Florida, a friend gave some Wilamette and Goldings and I will be planting tonight. You guys seem to be successful with this. I am in Cape Coral, right in between the two of you on the west coast. One quick question, is the spacing of 5' necessary between different hops?

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I've just read through the posts about growing hops in Florida, a friend gave some Wilamette and Goldings and I will be planting tonight. You guys seem to be successful with this. I am in Cape Coral, right in between the two of you on the west coast. One quick question, is the spacing of 5' necessary between different hops?
I have mine in pots so I can't speak from experience however from everything I've read I'm not sure i would go much closer. The root system of these things gets huge, they love to spread. I planted 3 crowns in January each in a 20 gallon pot and all three have already reached the edges. If they intermingle its not the end of the world, you just might end up with a bine from a plant and not be able to tell if it's one type of the other.
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I've just read through the posts about growing hops in Florida, a friend gave some Wilamette and Goldings and I will be planting tonight. You guys seem to be successful with this. I am in Cape Coral, right in between the two of you on the west coast. One quick question, is the spacing of 5' necessary between different hops?
I would definitely space them out as much as possible. As mentioned the root systems grow like crazy. The more space for the roots to stretch without fighting for space the happier the plants will be.
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Mine are 8ft apart and towards July I have to trim/train them away. From each other, and that is on a 12ft trellis

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I'm excited to hear that hops does grow in Florida. I'm in Pinellas and we only get about 1 hard freeze a year. Last year we didn't get anything that killed our banana tree.

I want to grow hops here at home. Is there a time of year that is preferred? Or can I just get a few plants and it will be okay? And where do you get your plants from?

(I read a previous post in this thread that the C hops are best, so I'm not going to ask that... but is there a preference? I'm not the best gardener, but we can keep our vegetable garden alive for most of the year.)

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