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whis121surfing 03-21-2012 01:06 AM

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I am really stoked to see some others growing hops in FL. New breeds here we come! I grew 7 different types of hops last year and one thing I learned from it is to have something strong for them to climb on. I am going to use rope this year as the main support and let the coir twine spiral up it for the hops to get a good grasp. Hard rains and birds tore through mine. I guess the birds like to make nests with it or maybe it was the squirrels. I'd come out to find my twine in knots.
The pics above were from the first year which I first planted them in June of 2011 and most of the plants grew to about 15 feet which is the top of my trellis. I used all new soil from a nursery and a bunch of mushroom compost from bags. I went too deep with a couple of the rhizomes I think because this year when I went through and cleaned up the hop garden I found them down below in the same place I put them rotted and wet. That that was only 2 of them though.
The ones that grew well were Centennial, Mt. Hood, Nugget, Brewer's Gold, and Willamette. Northern Brewer was the only one that didn't make it. The roots on all the rest were CRAZY. These suckers love to grow. The ones in the pots went right through the bottom of the pots into the ground.
Another thing I wish I had done was to take out all the grass where I put the box bed and dig down a little then put a weed screen then all the dirt and compost on top of that. The guy at the nursery said with the amount of dirt and mulch I was putting down it would smother out the grass but guess what..... I HAVE FREAKIN BERMUDA GRASS ALL IN MY HOP BED, JERK. Finally I got it out to some people I am sure would sympathize with my anger.
I attached some pics for you to check out. I can't wait for year 2!


whis121surfing 03-21-2012 01:06 AM

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I am really stoked to see some others growing hops in FL. New breeds here we come! I grew 7 different types of hops last year and one thing I learned from it is to have something strong for them to climb on. I am going to use rope this year as the main support and let the coir twine spiral up it for the hops to get a good grasp. Hard rains and birds tore through mine. I guess the birds like to make nests with it or maybe it was the squirrels. I'd come out to find my twine in knots.
The pics above were from the first year which I first planted them in June of 2011 and most of the plants grew to about 15 feet which is the top of my trellis. I used all new soil from a nursery and a bunch of mushroom compost from bags. I went too deep with a couple of the rhizomes I think because this year when I went through and cleaned up the hop garden I found them down below in the same place I put them rotted and wet. That that was only 2 of them though.
The ones that grew well were Centennial, Mt. Hood, Nugget, Brewer's Gold, and Willamette. Northern Brewer was the only one that didn't make it. The roots on all the rest were CRAZY. These suckers love to grow. The ones in the pots went right through the bottom of the pots into the ground.
Another thing I wish I had done was to take out all the grass where I put the box bed and dig down a little then put a weed screen then all the dirt and compost on top of that. The guy at the nursery said with the amount of dirt and mulch I was putting down it would smother out the grass but guess what..... I HAVE FREAKIN BERMUDA GRASS ALL IN MY HOP BED, JERK. Finally I got it out to some people I am sure would sympathize with my anger.
I attached some pics for you to check out. I can't wait for year 2!


whis121surfing 03-21-2012 01:06 AM

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I am really stoked to see some others growing hops in FL. New breeds here we come! I grew 7 different types of hops last year and one thing I learned from it is to have something strong for them to climb on. I am going to use rope this year as the main support and let the coir twine spiral up it for the hops to get a good grasp. Hard rains and birds tore through mine. I guess the birds like to make nests with it or maybe it was the squirrels. I'd come out to find my twine in knots.
The pics above were from the first year which I first planted them in June of 2011 and most of the plants grew to about 15 feet which is the top of my trellis. I used all new soil from a nursery and a bunch of mushroom compost from bags. I went too deep with a couple of the rhizomes I think because this year when I went through and cleaned up the hop garden I found them down below in the same place I put them rotted and wet. That that was only 2 of them though.
The ones that grew well were Centennial, Mt. Hood, Nugget, Brewer's Gold, and Willamette. Northern Brewer was the only one that didn't make it. The roots on all the rest were CRAZY. These suckers love to grow. The ones in the pots went right through the bottom of the pots into the ground.
Another thing I wish I had done was to take out all the grass where I put the box bed and dig down a little then put a weed screen then all the dirt and compost on top of that. The guy at the nursery said with the amount of dirt and mulch I was putting down it would smother out the grass but guess what..... I HAVE FREAKIN BERMUDA GRASS ALL IN MY HOP BED, JERK. Finally I got it out to some people I am sure would sympathize with my anger.
I attached some pics for you to check out. I can't wait for year 2!


whis121surfing 03-21-2012 01:06 AM

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I am really stoked to see some others growing hops in FL. New breeds here we come! I grew 7 different types of hops last year and one thing I learned from it is to have something strong for them to climb on. I am going to use rope this year as the main support and let the coir twine spiral up it for the hops to get a good grasp. Hard rains and birds tore through mine. I guess the birds like to make nests with it or maybe it was the squirrels. I'd come out to find my twine in knots.
The pics above were from the first year which I first planted them in June of 2011 and most of the plants grew to about 15 feet which is the top of my trellis. I used all new soil from a nursery and a bunch of mushroom compost from bags. I went too deep with a couple of the rhizomes I think because this year when I went through and cleaned up the hop garden I found them down below in the same place I put them rotted and wet. That that was only 2 of them though.
The ones that grew well were Centennial, Mt. Hood, Nugget, Brewer's Gold, and Willamette. Northern Brewer was the only one that didn't make it. The roots on all the rest were CRAZY. These suckers love to grow. The ones in the pots went right through the bottom of the pots into the ground.
Another thing I wish I had done was to take out all the grass where I put the box bed and dig down a little then put a weed screen then all the dirt and compost on top of that. The guy at the nursery said with the amount of dirt and mulch I was putting down it would smother out the grass but guess what..... I HAVE FREAKIN BERMUDA GRASS ALL IN MY HOP BED, JERK. Finally I got it out to some people I am sure would sympathize with my anger.
I attached some pics for you to check out. I can't wait for year 2!


whis121surfing 03-21-2012 01:06 AM

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I am really stoked to see some others growing hops in FL. New breeds here we come! I grew 7 different types of hops last year and one thing I learned from it is to have something strong for them to climb on. I am going to use rope this year as the main support and let the coir twine spiral up it for the hops to get a good grasp. Hard rains and birds tore through mine. I guess the birds like to make nests with it or maybe it was the squirrels. I'd come out to find my twine in knots.
The pics above were from the first year which I first planted them in June of 2011 and most of the plants grew to about 15 feet which is the top of my trellis. I used all new soil from a nursery and a bunch of mushroom compost from bags. I went too deep with a couple of the rhizomes I think because this year when I went through and cleaned up the hop garden I found them down below in the same place I put them rotted and wet. That that was only 2 of them though.
The ones that grew well were Centennial, Mt. Hood, Nugget, Brewer's Gold, and Willamette. Northern Brewer was the only one that didn't make it. The roots on all the rest were CRAZY. These suckers love to grow. The ones in the pots went right through the bottom of the pots into the ground.
Another thing I wish I had done was to take out all the grass where I put the box bed and dig down a little then put a weed screen then all the dirt and compost on top of that. The guy at the nursery said with the amount of dirt and mulch I was putting down it would smother out the grass but guess what..... I HAVE FREAKIN BERMUDA GRASS ALL IN MY HOP BED, JERK. Finally I got it out to some people I am sure would sympathize with my anger.
I attached some pics for you to check out. I can't wait for year 2!


KeyWestBrewing 04-14-2012 04:33 PM

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Cascades from a crown I got from Thejiro(Thanks Man!!) Planted in early march. Sprouted the surface in like a week.


KeyWestBrewing 04-14-2012 04:33 PM

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Cascades from a crown I got from Thejiro(Thanks Man!!) Planted in early march. Sprouted the surface in like a week.


KeyWestBrewing 04-14-2012 04:38 PM

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Took this pic this morning. Its about a month old now and really starting to take off. Each bine has been growing about 2 inches a day.


Gallagher 04-15-2012 01:37 AM

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I'm in Tampa and planted just about a week ago. Checked them today and seen this. First time growing hops.

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kirkc8099 04-15-2012 03:43 PM

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(Coral Springs, FL) I received my rhizomes and planted (2) Cascades & (2) Centennial on April 7th. On April 12th, the first Centennial appeared and yesterday, the 14th, the first Cascade appeared. So far, so good.



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