I must admit that I go out and check on them every day as well. I think of it like a horse race, which ever produces the first will get brewed with the 1st. I think my Cascades will win due to being almost 4 feet in lenght already.
"Look, let me explain something to you. I'm not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. That or His Dudeness... Duder... or El Duderino, if, you know, you're not into the whole brevity thing." -The Dude