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Posted in thread: Is it plausible/possible to breed Hops at home on 04-12-2016 at 04:17 PM
... and every seed would likely not share many characteristics of the parents right? However if
you got a great variety from say galena and saaz it'd be cool to call it salena *tm. Hoppy
Posted in thread: Is it plausible/possible to breed Hops at home on 04-12-2016 at 12:19 AM
Title says it all I'd love to cross say Galena and Saaz.Unfortunately, hops do not grow "true"
from seed. So, you would not end up with Galenaz or Salena - instead, every single seedling
would be a ne...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 04-07-2016 at 05:28 PM
Finally got around to moving the nearly 300 baby hops outside. Judging by their roots, they
were ready.Due to limited room, this year the babies were planted nearly on top of each other.
They are goin...
Posted in thread: Replanted hops plant, worried on 04-05-2016 at 01:06 AM
Posted in thread: Hops on a hill? on 03-30-2016 at 07:23 PM
Hop yards can be built on steep hills. Last year, I set up 4 x 40' rows on the only land I had
available - a steep 25-30 degree slope with good sun. The hops are thriving, but it is a lot of
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 03-15-2016 at 05:34 PM
They're only a few weeks old, but the 2016 seedlings are about to be kicked outside (under a
hoop house). Otherwise, I'll soon have a twisted mess on my hands. Looking at my germination
numbers, I thi...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 03-09-2016 at 04:35 PM
Over 370 hops have sprouted so far. The first ones up are getting quite big and to the point
where they will need a stick to climb. I have found that this point means that the growth will
Posted in thread: Wild hops in sumner washington. Variety? on 03-07-2016 at 05:38 PM
The first thing you need to determine if these are still the same farmed variety - or - if they
have been naturalized and are now propagating by seed. Later in the season you can look for for
Posted in thread: What's the deal with bull bines? on 03-04-2016 at 02:33 AM
... take the biggest to wrap around my twine and trim back the littles. They seem to do all
right.I'm sure they do fine, but that is actually the opposite of what you want to do. The
first, large bine...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 03-02-2016 at 06:38 PM
Time to start updates for 2016:The three hop yards are full with 2nd, and 3rd year selections.
With this in mind, I planned to focus germination on a limited set of seeds to fill in any open