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  • Posted in thread: Pot Quality on 02-18-2009 at 10:39 AM
    I like grow bags. Haven't grown hops in them yet but nurseries use them extensively so they
    should be fine (I'll let you know in the fall).Ten gallon black ones are about a buck each. I
    use 15 gallon ...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops in Massachusetts in Shady areas on 02-07-2009 at 10:13 PM
    Thanks David....planned on trying one Sunbeam in more sun but won't now. Have an estimate of
    how much sun cooked yours? I'm thinking 4 to 6 hours of direct sun...wondering if I should go
    with the lowe...

  • Posted in thread: Growing hops in Massachusetts in Shady areas on 02-07-2009 at 07:38 AM
    Vendors say Sunbeam Golden, a Saaz hybrid, does well in semi-shade. Ordered three rhizomes to
    put here and there as ornamentals. Anyone else grow them?

  • Posted in thread: Fertlizers/nutrients? on 01-28-2009 at 03:45 AM
    You might consider holding off on Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate) without having a soil test
    first. It is not common in most of the country but some soils, scattered areas here in CT for
    example, have...

  • Posted in thread: Mychorrhzae and New Rhizomes on 01-25-2009 at 01:27 AM
    Pro-Mix BX has Mycorrhizal fungi in it. I use it for seed starting and have dumped many cubic
    feet of it in the garden. The fungi is already in most soil too from what I've read. But if it
    has an effe...

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions on what hops to grow on 01-23-2009 at 09:53 AM
    Dave 42 . . . any theories why Sunbeam hasn't produced? I just ordered three rhizomes.

  • Posted in thread: OOH Imma order some hop plants YAY! :D on 01-20-2009 at 06:56 AM
    When does Freshops start taking orders?

  • Posted in thread: where are you preordering your rhizomes? on 01-17-2009 at 01:15 AM
    Ordered 3 Sunbeam Golden from Nichols Garden Nursery and Sterling (1), Nugget (2) and Fuggle
    (1) from Thyme Garden. Also got Thyme Garden's Corscian Mint. Tricky to grow from what I read
    but a pretty ...

  • Posted in thread: I wanna grow hops but no idea how on 01-17-2009 at 12:50 AM
    Srm277...a good investment before starting is a soil test. Find out where you are and what is
    needed to bring the soil to optimum levels. Here in CT, I have mine done every year at UConn
    (no need for ...

  • Posted in thread: Growing Hops in planters on 01-17-2009 at 12:15 AM
    larrybrewer...have you considered grow bags? The 10 gallon black ones are only a buck or two
    apiece. White Easi-Lift Grow Bags are nicer looking, double stitched and will last for years. I
    use 10 gall...