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Old 09-12-2006, 03:42 PM   #11
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When are hop rhyzomes are available for sale? Is it Feb? And Im assuming you plant then as well? Hopefully next year Ill be able to join in the harvest.


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Old 09-12-2006, 03:52 PM   #12
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I have a fence that looks a lot like the one in the pic, maybe five feet off the ground. I've got a couple spot that get a pretty good amount of sun that I'd like to grow hops on, but will that work? I know most people have them running up strings that are like ten or fifteen feet high, will they grow out horizontally as well?


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Old 09-12-2006, 03:58 PM   #13
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I have a fence that looks a lot like the one in the pic, maybe five feet off the ground. I've got a couple spot that get a pretty good amount of sun that I'd like to grow hops on, but will that work? I know most people have them running up strings that are like ten or fifteen feet high, will they grow out horizontally as well?
Yes, that will work. Not optimal, but it will work.
& Yes, eventually after a few years they will start to work their way up and down the fence.
Patience required, as it is likely to take at least two years to see optimal results.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:14 PM   #14
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Well, I may not be in the house much longer than a couple more years! I may be growing hops for the next guys. Let me ask, though, since we basically live in the same area - what kinds of hops grow well in southern VT/Northern MA? Are their particular varieties that are best suited to our climate?

I'll get them started in the spring, can't hurt. Probably shouldn't expect anything significant in the first year, I suppose.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:24 PM   #15
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Probably shouldn't expect anything significant in the first year, I suppose.
As far as first year harvests go, I think you're right. I'm in South Carolina and harvested my first year hops yesterday. There wasn't as much as I'd hoped for but from what everyone is saying I shouldn't expect much from the first year. I'd estimate the take at an ounce to ounce n a half of cascade. The Nugget and Perle didn't/haven't produced any (although the bines did grow somewhat).
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I just wanted to post a coupld of pics of my meager harvest:

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looks good ian, hard to beat fresh homegrown hops
I'm planning on growing some hops next year.

If you guys have any links/definitive resources for growing hops please post them.
I've found a few via google.
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When are hop rhyzomes are available for sale? Is it Feb? And Im assuming you plant then as well? Hopefully next year Ill be able to join in the harvest.
I got mine I think around middle of March. Keep an eye out at http://www.hopsdirect.com/. You'd probably have better luck than me. They got burnt up pretty good with Tucson heat.

Maybe you and I could also go in on some hops from them as well. I bought 1# of cascade and #1 nugget from them at the same time I bought the rhyzomes and probably still have 1# of each since they sent me more like 2# for the price of 1#.
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http://www.freshops.com is another source. I'm looking forward to growing some next year.

I've decided that I'm going to run some string from the ground up to the peak of my garage roof. Easy enough and much easier than building a trellis-type system.
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the_bird,
I'm in NH and keep thinking about growing my own. I've found this interesting for the NE region so far.
http://www.uvm.edu/~pass/perry/hops.html


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