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Old 04-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #11
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I'd make sure to put a looped rope with a label around each plant where it surfaces so that you can ID them after all this chaos. A wooden stake wood work too. Sound like a fun project, I hope you keep the pics coming to show the progress.

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Old 04-20-2012, 01:29 PM   #12
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I'd make sure to put a looped rope with a label around each plant where it surfaces so that you can ID them after all this chaos. A wooden stake wood work too. Sound like a fun project, I hope you keep the pics coming to show the progress.
Sure thing! I actually made a map of the bed in powerpoint so I wouldn't forget who is who. Will do on the pix. We had a lot of rain this week and today will be sunny so I will probably take a picture this afternoon and show you where they are. I can actually see the Nugget bine from my kitchen window, so they are making progress. Williamette hasn't popped throught the ground yet so a little worried about that. I planted two rhyzomes of each type per hill to make sure I got at least one of each. So far, one of each except Williamette...This weekend I will try to dig out the PVC and put in a flag pole or use the grey PVC, so that should be fun.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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Here's what's come up in my hops garden so far. Still waiting on Williamette.
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My Mt. Hood is growing like mad:


Pole goes up tomorrow. Will post some pix of what it looks like.

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Here's an update from today. As recommended, I removed the white PVC and put in a flag pole from Harbor Freight:



Also, some good news! My Williamette that I planted has finally popped to the surface with a couple of bines. More than a month after my Nugget popped out of the soil, Williamette has finally joined the party!!:

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My Columbus took off and doesn't look like a first year. Others are starting to do what she did over a month ago. Lots of nugs on this plant. I couldn't be happier!
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When should I pick these? A few more weeks?


Are these male seeds and what should I do about them?

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Part of my harvest of my Columbus plant. Not bad for a first year, outproducing all of my other bines combined! This first year fella produce 3 pounds of wet hops. I am very happy with the yield!
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Holy crap! Am I reading these dates on the posts correctly? Did that Columbus grow that high in two-three months time!?!

Dang. I really wanted to start growing hops this year, but I live in an apt. and can't have a plant that big!

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