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Old 07-22-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Hop Yard Best of Show

I just fed mine with 2 Inches of HomeGrown compost and they are shooting off like crazy.

My Best of Show so far.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/322 ... 966c_o.jpg

1st Year, Brewers Gold, Jumbo Rhisome

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/326 ... 2ddd_o.jpg

2nd Year, Cascade, Standard Rhisome

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/311 ... 3f8a_o.jpg

1st Year, Zues (Columbus/Tomahawk whatever), Standard Rhisome

Note: Click image to get the full, in your face effect of hoppy goodness.



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Old 07-22-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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Lookin great! Those cones on the Brewers Gold and Cascades look huge!



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Yours look so much different than mine. Yours is nice an neat....mine is a jungle.
I have side arms going everywhere. I don't know if its because mine go up about 10 feet then go horizontal or if it's just the weather.

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very very very nice!

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Yours look so much different than mine. Yours is nice an neat....mine is a jungle.
I have side arms going everywhere. I don't know if its because mine go up about 10 feet then go horizontal or if it's just the weather.
I prune and maintain daily these days. I had a post not too long ago where I was rambling about waiting too late to prune the lower portion and it was a pain. Now, I prune the bottom 2 foot daily ( a must ) and I check the sidearms regularly.
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When you say you check the side arms regularly what do you mean?

Do you train them up or prune them?

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When you say you check the side arms regularly what do you mean?

Do you train them up or prune them?
I let them go willy until they try to mingle in with a neighboring plant (or try to grow through the fence to the next door) and then I train them up.

Everything but the main bine gets pruned off from grade to about 2 foot above.

What is most impresive to me is that, for the first year plants, these are single bines.
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Ok...I follow.

Some of my bines mysteriously lost there growth tips at about the 5 foot point and I think that triggered my side arm growth and it has been caos ever since.

It's no wonder these bad boys are so invasive...nothing stops them.

I'll try and get a pic of my first year cascades....the one is just ridiculous.

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Those are some pretty plants dude, what kind of line is that for the vertical line? I used Sisal bailing twine, I dont know if it will support them next year when they are really growing good.

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Those are some pretty plants dude, what kind of line is that for the vertical line? I used Sisal bailing twine, I dont know if it will support them next year when they are really growing good.
3/8" Sisal rope. 500 foot at Lowes for like $10.00. For that price, I will replace them each year and compost the old ones.


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