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Old 03-29-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Anyone live in Iowa and growing hops? Im going to grow my own these year. I've done some research and it looks like cascade is about the best for hot humid Iowa summers.



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Old 03-29-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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I'm also growing my own here in the wild weather state. Cascade and also going to try Willamette as well. When are you going to put them in? i was thinking After Easter would most likely be ok, just watch for frost and cover if necessary.



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Old 03-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Hops do very well in Iowa, we grow several varieties.

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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I was just worried about hot dry weather. Its not even April and its getting over 70 degrees. I think I'll try cascade too, probably order them this weekend and plant them when they get here. I's likes me some cascades.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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Cascade hops are very hardy and a good choice. First year, water at least every other day (don't drown them). Second year on they do not require daily or every other day watering. Keep an eye on them and if they start drooping, water them.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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I live right across the river in the quad cities and just planted cascade, cenntennials and willamette.



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