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Old 03-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Growing hops? Should i?

I brew probably an average of 1 time a month. I would probably do it more but......women......sometimes they just don't understand. Anyways..

I say rhizomes online for $4 a piece and thought why not?! I do know it takes a long time to grow so I had some questions.

Do you get any yields the first year? How much for one plant? How long does it take to grow before you can harvest?

I just want to one plant. Maybe a chinook.

Is it possible to just let it grow up a tree? Or in a large pot? Or is it a must to build a trelles.

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Old 03-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Do you get any yields the first year? How much for one plant? How long does it take to grow before you can harvest?
No, some, a few months.

Sounds like you need to do some basic research. All of these questions can be quickly answered by using the search function within this forum.

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I just want to one plant. Maybe a chinook.

Is it possible to just let it grow up a tree? Or in a large pot? Or is it a must to build a trelles.
Yes. Not really, they won't wind around a larger tree trunk. No, but it is preferred
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Take a look at some of Randar's posts on growing hops. He knows his stuff.

For $4, it's worth it to take a shot...even if you get nothing, they're still cool looking plants for your yard. For a "trellis", lots of folks just tie some thick twine ~20 ft high to their roof, tree, etc and let the hops climb up the twine.

If you're just a casual grower not demanding optimal yield, it really opens up the options.

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You could probably grow it up a tree but I think it would be difficult to harvest off it.

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