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Old 03-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #1
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wouldnt ya know it we have a frost warning and we just planted the hops... any suggestions for covering them... they are plants... I was thinking buckets?

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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Hops aren't as sensitive to frost as some other plants, but I wouldn't risk it either. Buckets will work. I usually use tomato cages covered in clear plastic.



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Old 03-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
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Cool... Here they are btw... 10' x 40' area... Gonna have two telephone poles at each end... 20 footers... 4 feet in ground... so 16' tall over all... We have nice thick cable we are gonna strand from one end to the other.. I figure 4 stakes per plant for the bines... Will have 20 plants total, but only have 15 now... 3 each of

Cascade
Centennial
Chinook
Columbus
Hallertau

Then gonna get liberty and two others...











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Old 03-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Sounds like a really nice setup. Is that an emu egg in the first pic?

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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Yes... I have a whole farm. :-) Nah, just a cracked bowling ball... lol... Might make it the center piece. Actually, I though a kickass hammock in the middle would be awesome... Cant wait till these things start growing. :-)

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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Got 24 plants total... almost.. still waiting on a couple



had my buddy install two poles... wire... all set...



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I saw the top pic and thought you had run your twine over the phone line. AT&T wouldn't be happy about that...

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UPDATE: one months growth... holy crap.. :-)









I do highly recommend Great Lake Hops... Very helpful with my questions and concerns... awesome to deal with and great customer service... So I now have

5 Cascades
3 Centennials
4 Chinooks
2 Columbus...
4 Hallertau
2 Santium
2 Newport
1 Magnum



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