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SteveM 10-17-2010 05:42 PM

Had to throw out a lot this year.
 
It was such a shame - I gave away about a half a pound (all dry weights) and offered to anyone who seemed even vaguely interested to come over and harvest all they wanted.

I have about two pounds either in the freezer or in beers already, and my wife won't tolerate any more. So yesterday I had to cut them down and throw them out. It was tough to do - there was SO much still on the vine.

I need a better system for this!

chapa 10-17-2010 05:55 PM

Yikes, that's tough! Was it becoming overgrown or something? I'm sure you could have sold some thru CL or something. That's a bummer. If you were in STL, I surely would have taken them off your hands :) sorry to hear that. I'm sure it was pretty devastating to throw them out!

ChshreCat 10-17-2010 05:56 PM

Oh man, shoulda put 'em on craigslist!

the_bird 10-17-2010 06:20 PM

Sounds like you need a chest freezer. Or an IIPA reciepe ;)

Fletch78 10-17-2010 06:39 PM

If you had a vacuum sealer, they don't have to be frozen, right? Just keep them in the dark, and use them/sell them within a year.

SteveM 10-18-2010 04:40 PM

There's a certain amount of work involved in harvesting and drying them, and what I could sell them for on CL wouldn't justify the effort. I will push harder to give them away as "free for the harvesting" next year.

ChshreCat 10-18-2010 10:57 PM

If I saw an ad on craigslist, I'd have just come by and picked up the bines when you cut them off and harvested them at my leisure at home. :D

SteveM 10-20-2010 10:31 PM

That might be the answer - when I'm full up next year , I'll cut them down and bag them in a trash bag or three and just give 'em away to whoever claims them.

HoppedIPA 12-10-2010 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fletch78 (Post 2343212)
If you had a vacuum sealer, they don't have to be frozen, right? Just keep them in the dark, and use them/sell them within a year.

They will last much longer if frozen and using a vacuum sealer too.. PLUS if you use a vacuum sealer they end up normally taking up less space..:)

cactusgarrett 12-10-2010 12:21 PM

Next year if you have too much, cut them down and make a wreath for the holidays with the bines.


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