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Old 04-04-2008, 02:58 AM   #1
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Default my hops have arrived!

My hops are here!
Got a cascade, centenial, kent golding (i think), and one other (can't remember which)
put them in the pots 4 days ago and now my impatience for aging beer has been transfered to slow growing hop rhyzomes

Grow damnit! Maybe if i go check in another hour, i'll see some coming up lol



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Old 04-04-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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Congratz! You probably will see then start to grow VERY soon. 2 days after i planted my cascade is already poking out!



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Old 04-05-2008, 04:39 AM   #3
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What part of the south do you brew in?? I'm in B'ham, AL and I'm trying Cascade, Willamette, and Sterling for the first time and I'm curious how they will turn out in a hot southern summer.

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Old 04-08-2008, 01:22 AM   #4
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What part of the south do you brew in?? I'm in B'ham, AL and I'm trying Cascade, Willamette, and Sterling for the first time and I'm curious how they will turn out in a hot southern summer.
I'm about 6 hours further south then you. i'm on the coast in Mississippi (Ocean Springs, near Biloxi).

I'm trying to grow cascade, centenial, mt hood, and golding. when i chose which to buy, i looked at what type of weather the hop grows well in. all four of mine were reported as being able to grow well in all climates. I'ld like to say i will just sit and wait and see how they do, but curiosity and concern got the best of me. I have a small greenhouse on my window so i dug up 2 of the hops (CAREFULLY!)and put them in smaller pots and put them in the greenhouse. I noticed that neither of these 2 had any growth since the time i planted them. So i dug up the other two and put them 2 inches under the soil (instead of 4) and formed a better mound for them to grow in. But with these two, i noticed that they are growing so I defanitely felt better about it.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:00 PM   #5
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I swear i check my hops about 5 times a day...as if they are going to suddenly pop up a foot from nothing lol. but i managed to catch the slightest growth from the ground. i'm talkin like 1/16th of an inch. its barely topping the surface! my mt hood beat the cascade, centenial, and golding out of the dirt! I planted them in 14 inch pots using miracle grow flower potting soil. i water them daily and use miracle grow fertilizer on it 2-3 times a week. Here comes the hops, here comes the hops!

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Old 04-11-2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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I know your joy. Just got my rhizomes the other day. You know, the one nice thing about growing hops is that in the grand scheme of the growing season, aging your beer 3-8 weeks doesn't seem so long anymore.

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Old 04-15-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
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My poor hops won't grow because they are confused. most of last week, it was an average of 65 deg at night. this week it has started out with lows in the low 40s. its been like this all winter long except lows would go from the 20s - 50s. still waiting on 3 of them to grow and the 1 that has popped up hasn't moved an awful lot since it broke ground.

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Old 04-15-2008, 11:10 PM   #8
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My poor hops won't grow because they are confused. most of last week, it was an average of 65 deg at night. this week it has started out with lows in the low 40s. its been like this all winter long except lows would go from the 20s - 50s. still waiting on 3 of them to grow and the 1 that has popped up hasn't moved an awful lot since it broke ground.

where are you located at that sounds exactly like the weather here in memphis.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:24 PM   #9
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I had nothing showing this morning but when I got home from work I had a sprout sticking a half inch out of the soil in my Willamette.

Awesome.

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Old 04-17-2008, 03:15 AM   #10
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I an in Ocean Springs Mississippi on the coast.



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