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Old 05-07-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Default too late to start a hop garden in GA

I've been reading up on growing my own hops. I'm in GA (just out side Atlanta). From looking at Freshhops.com it says plant from march-may. Would the GA heat be bad if i were to start growing hops in say, 14 days?

Thinking of getting rhyzomes for cascade. East Kent Goldings, Willamette, and Nugget. Anyone know how these varieties may fare in GA?

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Old 05-08-2009, 12:00 AM   #2
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Get started now and they will be ready for next year. It would not be a waste..

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Old 05-08-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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I put a hallertau in on father's day weekend last year after I had a rhizome fail. It's back up and going to town for year two.

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I would skip the EKG, they don't preform well at all here in GA... my second years are only about 1 inch tall.... vs. my Cascades that are about 10 feet.

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I wish I had enough sun to grow some. Oh well, good luck!

EDIT: When I lived in Grayson there was a flashing traffic signal....now there are traffic jams!

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I wish I had enough sun to grow some. Oh well, good luck!

EDIT: When I lived in Grayson there was a flashing traffic signal....now there are traffic jams!
I found the link for rhizome info, left laughing about Grayson. I grew up around Loganville, just down the road.

Now for my actual hops question: what have you had the best luck with here in GA and how tall should I expect them to get the first year?
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i just planted cascade and centennial ... i'm in kennesaw... so i'm hoping to get this off the ground and established... maybe some cones.

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Well I just ordered two rhizomes, Cascade and Fuggle. I'm going to try planting them in 5 gallon buckets first until I get a trellis built. We'll see how it goes. Anyone growing Fuggle here in GA?

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I found the link for rhizome info, left laughing about Grayson. I grew up around Loganville, just down the road.

Now for my actual hops question: what have you had the best luck with here in GA and how tall should I expect them to get the first year?
Whare's Loganville?!

I think this season has been relatively cool and rainy, did you plant them?
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Just ordered them last night so they probably won't be here until the end of next week. I plan to plant them in buckets this year and if they make it I'm going plant them in the ground in the fall after I cut them down.

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