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Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
I would do just that, let them go crazy this...

I would do just that, let them go crazy this first year. Leave those new shoots grow, it'll only add to the strength of the main crown. Sounds like you'll see some hops for sure this year if you're...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
No, I would never clip the bine to force side...

No, I would never clip the bine to force side arms. Side arms will come when the plant is ready to grow them.

There are far too many factors involved to say specifically how tall your plant...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Well its been awhile since i've posted an update...

Well its been awhile since i've posted an update from my own garden. Growth is now hitting 10' from the Cascades and Chinooks. The rest are very close behind. As you can see once again i'm letting...
Forum: Hops Growing 06-06-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Sorry for the delay in responding to your...

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question.

10' is plenty of height to let them grow. Some of my best growth came off of my 10' trellis. Let it be and it'll keep trying to climb into the...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-27-2014, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Wow, that looks great! Very well done. I've been...

Wow, that looks great! Very well done. I've been meaning to add some supports to mine and really like what you've done, looks very solid. Also love the low fence you've added, might be adding...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-23-2014, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Excellent! Keep checking in on them daily and i'm...

Excellent! Keep checking in on them daily and i'm sure you'll start to see days where their growth is even greater than 2". The growth i've seen out of some of my plants has amazed me and i've always...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
If you're finding the soil is getting washed away...

If you're finding the soil is getting washed away try mixing the potting soil along with your gardens soil and compress it firmly on top of the rhizome. You don't need to stand on it but firmly...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
You're welcome and thanks. I'm glad its been able...

You're welcome and thanks. I'm glad its been able to help some people get started and or just show one way to go about growing these awesome plants.

More updates to come as the season progresses....
Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
I think that sounds like a great plan. Keep an...

I think that sounds like a great plan. Keep an eye on your plants and they'll tell you whats too much or too little. And be sure to water well when using your fertilizers or adding manure.

:mug:
Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
To be honest I have never used any type of...

To be honest I have never used any type of fertilizer other than manure/compost twice a season. My buddy Ted uses BioBloom and has seen great results with that product. Just follow the directions on...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-19-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Ropes have been run! With my Chinook and Nugget...

Ropes have been run! With my Chinook and Nugget each having bines hitting 2'+ it was time to get the ropes up. Horrible picture but you can make out the ropes. Better pictures to come.

Next is to...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-12-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Great to hear from ya! Sounds like you're...

Great to hear from ya! Sounds like you're starting out the season great regardless of getting them moved. How much sunlight do they get where they're at? I'm sure they'd be happier in the backyard in...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
I also need to note that despite the neglect last...

I also need to note that despite the neglect last season the soil looked exceptional this year! While harvesting some rhizomes I noticed rich black soil still mixed with sand and clay here and there...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Alright, the 2014 hop growing season has finally...

Alright, the 2014 hop growing season has finally begun! While its been snowy and wet early in the season there has been enough dry days to get out and weed and harvest some rhizomes and see plenty of...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-08-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Thanks, Glad you enjoyed it! Time to start with...

Thanks, Glad you enjoyed it! Time to start with 2014 updates…...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Hey Benny thanks for looking up my thread!...

Hey Benny thanks for looking up my thread! Looking forward to a much improved growing season this year with hopefully twice the yield. As long as mother nature works with me, got a few inches of snow...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-13-2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Nice!

Great yield Hoppo! I'll be lucky if I see half of that. Most of my bulk is coming from my Columbus(yet to be harvested) and my Cascade(already in the freezer). I haven't yet weighed mine but once the...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-09-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,858
Posted By Paulasaurus
Update

Well my neglected plants produced better than last year but still not near what they have in the past. I'll be loading up the garden with compost and leaves before the winter and hope that it'll help...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-09-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Thanks! As for your question, I wouldn't worry at...

Thanks! As for your question, I wouldn't worry at all if the plants get bunched together, its going to happen more as they mature year after year. The only concern you might have is keeping the...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-22-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Cones are growing larger on all plants and are...

Cones are growing larger on all plants and are still a bit wet but i'd expect to start harvesting some of the varieties in the next couple of weeks here. They didn't get nearly as full at the top as...
Forum: Hops Growing 08-02-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,858
Posted By Paulasaurus
Baby cones a plenty!

Baby cones a plenty!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-22-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,858
Posted By Paulasaurus
So nice to see the plants topping out on the...

So nice to see the plants topping out on the pergola this year! Was very worried about growth after the transplant and they're finally starting to look happy!
Forum: Hops Growing 07-11-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By Paulasaurus
Updated pictures!!! My Cascade is now...

Updated pictures!!!

My Cascade is now throwing cones and topped out just shy of the top. Columbus was the first plant to reach the top of the pergola and my Nugget is close behind. A few other...
Forum: Hops Growing 07-08-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,858
Posted By Paulasaurus
My hop plants absorb water through their leaves...

My hop plants absorb water through their leaves :mug:
Forum: Hops Growing 06-28-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,858
Posted By Paulasaurus
Hops needed some water last night.

Hops needed some water last night.
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