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Old 09-01-2012, 05:00 AM   #11
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Cascade, Centennial, Glacier, Galena and Nugget did well this year but Golding and Tettnang got burned out with the heat we had most of the summer and are bust. Watered a lot for the past month, it's been real dry.. All 3rd year plants.

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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I have 20 plants Centennial and Cascade mixture. Probably 12 of them are 2nd year or older. I will be fortunate if I get a pound of yield from all of them. Very bad year here in NJ. None of my normal garden plants did well either.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #13
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This year seems to have been rough all over... Here in Colorado my grass is dead, my raspberries hardly produced anything, my strawberries didn't either, my first year Willamette's looked like they started out great then just disappeared, and my first year Tettnang's only grew about 6 or 7 feet tall and produced only two sorry looking cones. I didn't expect much from the first years, but I expected more than I got. I think the heat was just too much for most plants. It seems to have been abnormally hot all over the U.S. too.

Well, maybe next year will be better for growing stuff...

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #14
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I just finished harvesting all my cones here in NJ. I got a whopping total of 8.5 oz from 20 plants.

I am going to scrap the whole "organic" thing with the hops. These plants need nutrition. Possibly some alpaca manure (available locally) will do the trick.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:32 PM   #15
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Being that it's September 1, I would agree with your fruitless sentiment. Even if you have burrs at this point they won't mature properly this late in the season. I'm wondering what your growing situation is like? If they actually are Cascades, even if grown in buckets, they should have put something out by now. Did you get them from a reputable supplier? The 15 foot thing is what has me questioning whether or not they're Cascades and not some strange variety that someone just wanted to make a buck off of. Even if they were a rogue variety I would figure that a 3 year old plant that grew that much would show some signs of a harvest. I just noticed, Friday night after work at the beginning of a 3-day weekend and I'm thinking? Sorry, gotta switch modes and enjoy the evening. Keep us updated.
I'm sure they're cascades - I've used the cones from these plants first year. I'm starting to think it's the heat that got to them, but it's still strange that I didn't even get whimpy cones.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:22 PM   #16
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Mine did pretty good in Ohio. (cascade)

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:43 PM   #17
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Mine did pretty good in Ohio. (cascade)
Mine as well... Got hops off my Cascades, Columbus, EKG, Fuggle, and Nugget. All first year plants . Cascade was by far the best. Filled up a 3 gallon bucket.

Lowlife, what part of Nati are you from?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:40 AM   #18
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I live in WestChester. Got 1.75 pounds from one cascade dried.

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:07 AM   #19
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Being that you've gotten some production out of them in prior years I'd say with some certainty that the weather this year probably had a lot to do with your problems this year. Lots of variables!

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I am going to scrap the whole "organic" thing with the hops. These plants need nutrition. Possibly some alpaca manure (available locally) will do the trick.
Alpaca manure is not organic?
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