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Old 03-22-2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Here's to sticking to the man... the hop growers I mean

We finally got some nice sunny weather around here. The barrels have Chinook and Fuggle that Ryan_PA so nicely gave me. They're on year two this year transplanted out of the orange pots. Hopefully they'll give me a little crop. I put some Cascade rhizomes in the orange pots.

I'll be running a line from the pots all the way up to the roof line.

More Cascade rhizomes in here... which are going into larger pots when I get them.

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Old 03-23-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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I'd move the barrels about 6 feet apart. Otherwise the side arms will tangle.

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Hmm, glad I posted the pic then. So you think I ought to move one over to the corner of the house on the other side of that basement window? This is probably a symptom of never seeing a fully grown hop plant in real life before.

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I guess I have a followup question regarding this second-year take off that I hear a lot about. Is this isolated to planting rhizomes or does it also apply to whole plants being transplanted. The ones in the half-barrels were relatively viable plants last year.

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The size of the plant is very dependent on the amount of energy stored in the root, larger roots, more energy.

Tiffiny is about 5'6"

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I guess I have a followup question regarding this second-year take off that I hear a lot about. Is this isolated to planting rhizomes or does it also apply to whole plants being transplanted. The ones in the half-barrels were relatively viable plants last year.
FWIW, I had some well established (2 1/2 years) in-ground plants, and when I moved into a new house, I transplanted them. I got very little growth and no yield the first year at the new house. YMMV.

Bottom line, if these are transplanted, I wouldn't expect much this year. You'll get some good bines, but very little as far as cones, even if they were established plants before transplanting.
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The size of the plant is very dependent on the amount of energy stored in the root, larger roots, more energy.

Tiffiny is about 5'6"


That's awesome. I should rip out the hedges on our property line and plant hops. Ah, SWMBO would never go for it.
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