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Old 05-03-2009, 04:06 AM   #1
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I'm so stoked, the father in law went up to visit family in Oregon. Family members up there own a small vinyard and produce decent wine. Turns out they have a friend who has a hop farm down the road. Father in law told them I'm a homebrewer so they took him to go meet the hop grower friend. Ended up giving him packaged hops and 2 little plants for me. I picked them up yesterday. I got about 2 pounds of Cascades as well as a Cascade and Tettnang plant. Perfect early birthday gift. I have a tiny yard so I'll be container growing.


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Old 05-03-2009, 04:28 AM   #2
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:09 AM   #3
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did you get actual transplanted plants? or rhizomes from which you will grow your plants?

I would be very interested to hear how transplanted hops will grow in a different environment and soil composition. However, I guess that is not much different than harvesting rhizomes and planting them somewhere else.

Congrats on your score, I would love to have 2 lbs of Cascades.

Cheers!
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did you get actual transplanted plants? or rhizomes from which you will grow your plants?

I would be very interested to hear how transplanted hops will grow in a different environment and soil composition. However, I guess that is not much different than harvesting rhizomes and planting them somewhere else.

Congrats on your score, I would love to have 2 lbs of Cascades.

Cheers!
They are already in small plastic pots and have bines a foot long or more. 2 bines out of each. I'll be transplanting them to 20" pots tomorrow and going with the adjustable trellis like that in last months BYO mag.

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happy birthday, i found 20" platic totes with the fake fope handles at lowes for $7.ea. I drilled some holes in the bottom and they seem to work fine. I also found some HUGE plastic planters for 45$ at the depot. like what you'd put a tree in. they nust be 32" across the opening and at least 36" tall. I believe I'll transplant to those in a year or when they outgrow the current homes. Maybe split the rhizomes and start the new ones in the 20" pots. good luck!
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Happy Birthday, dude, and congrats on that score!
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What in the...The title of this thread lead me to believe someone was GIVING away hops. Then I come in here to find that someone is relating a story about how THEY got free hops. Why not just title this thread "AH-HA I am going to make you all feel bad because I stumbled into good fortune and you did not"
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What in the...The title of this thread lead me to believe someone was GIVING away hops. Then I come in here to find that someone is relating a story about how THEY got free hops. Why not just title this thread "AH-HA I am going to make you all feel bad because I stumbled into good fortune and you did not"
Calm down, dude! Your IBUs are off the charts!

Yeah, I was a bit disappointed by the thread title too, but come on, it's an honest mistake. No reason he purposely wanted to hurt our feelings.
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Calm down, dude! Your IBUs are off the charts!

Yeah, I was a bit disappointed by the thread title too, but come on, it's an honest mistake. No reason he purposely wanted to hurt our feelings.
My bad fellas.
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I'm just joking.


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