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Old 07-06-2010, 02:13 PM   #11
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Here are some updated pics as if 7/6/10











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Old 07-06-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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Woot! Nice growth

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:43 PM   #13
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looks great man!

Im jealous.

Ive got ONE pot at my moms right now growing, hopefully Ill be putting an offer on a house here soon and be in it next season for some nice hop growing. Its killing me having a plant far from me, renting FTL.

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Old 07-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #14
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I'm petty excited! My hops have run out of string to climb but I have fuzzies and will be likely able to harvest a good amount of Cascade, and a bit of Chinook. Both Centennial plants are small and the other Chinook didn't make it...



This is a picture of the far eve of the house, two stories off of the ground.




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Old 07-13-2010, 11:04 PM   #15
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Very good idea off of the house. Very curious how they will do on the fence. I've always heard they do better the higher they climb, but have thought about planting some on the fence around my orchard. My Cascades did better then my Chinooks the first year I planted and this year the Cascades hit the top of the barn before the Chinooks really even got started. Please keep updating.

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Thanks tim, I just figured it made the most sense based on the location that I had for a garden. Looking back, I wish I would have planted a Cascade on the fence instead of a Chinook and a Centennial because both of the Cascades that I planted have grown SIGNIFICANTLY faster than any of the others so I don't know if it's location or the plant. The Chinook on the fence is doing better than the Centennial, but it also has two prominent shoots rather than multiple. The Chinook is looking like it will produce some hops this year as well, the Centennial is not. I planted them along the fence just to see what happened, so I will keep updating

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Old 07-14-2010, 01:57 PM   #17
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Wow that is going to smell awesome when the vines mature. I tore all mine out when I moved. I need to start some again soon. Can't wait to see more pics!!

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Old 07-14-2010, 06:48 PM   #18
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Great job.

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Here are some more pics as of tonight. I have had a bit of trouble with some caterpillars but I hope to have that under control. I'll be checking them every day until harvest. Bastards. They did an amazing amount of damage in a VERY short time - taking about 20 palm sized leaves off of one shoot from each plant. I sprayed with a liberal amount of Bt, threw down some more manure and watered with BioBloom this afternoon. I have a bottle of caterpillar Killer but am waiting to use that. The good news is that the shoots that were eaten are already putting out new leaves.

Although they are small, I have multiple hundred Cascade cones and I will end up with some Chinook as well, but not NEARLY as many. I did some pruning today and took the leaves and side shoots off of the bottom lowest few feet of all four plants I have going.







This picture didn't come out as I wanted. The idea was to show the massive amount of cones.


I have not done ANY training to this Centennial. It doesn't get quite as much sun as the other three which is likely why it's so small.


I have to train this Chinook about every-other-day. It's doing VERY well. It is going to be very cool harvesting hops on a chain link fence.


The two big Cascades and the little shop of horrors tomato plant in the middle. The squash plant to the left has it's own gravitational pull and I think it may have swallowed one of my dogs.


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I had some problems with caterpillars:




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