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Old 09-14-2006, 05:47 PM   #21
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:21 PM   #22
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UVM Rocks? Except in hockey. I'm a big UNH fan. Go wildcats! Besides, what the heck is a catamount?


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Old 09-15-2006, 03:51 PM   #23
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a catamount is a sophisticated name for a wildcat.... seriously.

here's the closer pics of what's growing-





are they hops? what kind?

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Old 09-15-2006, 05:11 PM   #24
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Hmmm... I'm no expert, but they don't look like typical brewing hops to me. Maybe a close relative, though, because the leaves in your first images look similar to some varieties. But the flowers in brewing hops look sort of like green pine-cones that hang down from the stem:

 
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:22 PM   #25
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I just refound this thread. I was wondering if any of you experienced hop growers had a first year harvest that had no hoppy scent at all? My "harvest" didn't smell at all outside of a leafy smell. I was wondering if this was typical of a first year?

 
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Old 09-26-2006, 11:48 PM   #26
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Maybe they just weren't "ripe" yet. I grew some this year that took awhile befor they smelled hoppy.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:41 PM   #27
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Maybe they just weren't "ripe" yet. I grew some this year that took awhile befor they smelled hoppy.
You're exactly right. Yesterday I picked a few small ones that I had left on the vines and they finally smelled hoppy. OH well, live and learn - next year's will be better.

 
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:43 PM   #28
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original poster here, yo.
the first pics of flowers i posted only grew on the right side of the fence. lately hop like things have been growing only on the left side... is that what somebody meant earlier about male or female plants?
do i have hops? any idears about what variety? how do i know when they are ready to pick? they seem to be growing pretty good despite the weather!

and remember- these were grown from SEEDS that i started this spring!!! so maybe you don't need rhyzomes to start with?

here's some new pics-





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Old 09-27-2006, 08:48 PM   #29
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They do look strangely hoplike - can anyone do a visual ID? None of the 3 varieties I grew had any red bines.

 
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:24 AM   #30
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ive never grown hops but back in the day i grew a lot of pot ; im 99.9 sure that those are male pods. hops and weed are close cousens and thats what male plants look like .i hate to be the one to tell you but youll never get any hop flowers and if you do have a female plant. out of your pics somwhere the ones in the pics will just pollonate them and produce seeds



 
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