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Old 02-17-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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I'm planning on attempting to grow a couple plants in pots, but am wondering if I can get away with the cheap plastic pots. The roots of hop plants look pretty thick...

Anyone had experience here?

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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Size is the most important consideration. Anything less than a 15 gallon pot will be too small for the first year and the plants will need a lot more space the second.

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input. I anticipate that by the third year I can transplant to the ground, should I therefor make any special considerations?

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Old 02-17-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Why not just put them in the ground now? There is nothing to be gained by growing hops in pots if you have soil available.

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:41 AM   #5
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I live in a condo right now with a very small patio. I don't plan on that being the case in a few years though.

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Old 02-18-2009, 09:39 AM   #6
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I like grow bags. Haven't grown hops in them yet but nurseries use them extensively so they should be fine (I'll let you know in the fall).

Ten gallon black ones are about a buck each. I use 15 gallon white Easi-lift bags a lot as they look nice and are easy to move around (I sell larger plants and overwinter others in the basement). They run about $4 each and last for years. Believe the top size is 30 gallon. Filling a grow bag with composted manure, potting mix and/or dirt is a fast, simple way to get up and running.

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Interesting. Has anyone else tried grow bags? They sure are a lot cheaper than $15 or more for a pot! You're trying some this season, Essex?

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Go by your local nursery, most of them will give you used 15 gal + pots for trees for a couple of bucks,if not free. Maybe a bit ugly, but cheap.

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Grow bags are awesome. They are supposedly better too because they prevent the root system from tying itself in knots

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Dammit, this thread title is misleading.

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