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Old 06-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #231
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I'm hoping this large amount of rain we have been getting isn't too much for them, where they are it has good drainage but its been coming down in buckets here.

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #232
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It's the same here, two days now of constant drizzle, and about four hours now of extreme downpour. I've been hearing something around 9in in the last few hours. Fingers crossed my drainage is good enough.

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #233
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They should be fine. Hops are one of the most hardy plants I've ever grown.

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #234
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Well, my columbus is getting it's first side arms and cones! The tea maker is now over my head. I think I am finally getting the hang of this hop growing thing.

What was the rule of thumb? What kind of fertilizer do you need when the cones start emerging?

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Well, my columbus is getting it's first side arms and cones! The tea maker is now over my head. I think I am finally getting the hang of this hop growing thing.

What was the rule of thumb? What kind of fertilizer do you need when the cones start emerging?
Lower nitrogen and higher phosphorus.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:59 PM   #236
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Bone meal. Or something like 5 - 15 - 5. I just put a good amount of bone meal and it says slow release for 8 weeks.

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Old 06-22-2013, 12:03 AM   #237
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Cascade is Rockin!

Chinook is Semi-Rockin

Columbus is Struggling

Sterling is preparing to be rocking very soon!

Got Cones on the Cascade and Chinook already.

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:48 PM   #238
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Cascade has cones and is closest to camera in group photo. Behind are chinook and Columbus kinda overlapping. Last is sterling.

On vacation so I hope that Mother Nature gives them plenty of water while I'm gone.

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Willamette (or magnum) on left isn't doing well, not really taking off. Columbus has some hops and the other side of the plant is getting taller finally. The magnum has one good bine getting taller, and on the far right the Tea Maker is growing at about 3-4 inches a day. I'm training it to grow across the top of the pergola. I'll get some hops this year, but it's my first and I just want to get the plants established well.



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Well3 of four plants going crazy!



The cascade is biggest but the cones have little scent to them when pressed between fingers

The chinook smells great and also doing well. I think could b ready to harvest..

Lots of cones on first two plants.

The Columbus is doing poorly. Poor height.

The sterling was also doing poorly,then took off And is a bit leggy. The tallest but least developed of all! No cones!

So how to know when they're ready to pick??

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