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Old 02-16-2010, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Spring has officially sprung here in the PNW!

I feel for all you guys who have been getting pummeled with all the winter weather, but here in Washington we've had one of the mildest winters I've ever seen. No snow this year, and only a few days below freezing. And just yesterday, imagine my surprise when I found my Hallertauer and one of my Fuggles peeking out for the season! In a normal year, I wouldn't expect to see growth for another month and a half. We usually have a pretty short growing season. These hops are second year growth, and to have them up so early bodes well for a good harvest! I'm stoked to say the least.

Anyone else seeing any signs of life yet?

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Old 02-16-2010, 03:42 AM   #2
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Here me now and believe me later. Put some mulch on 'em.


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Old 02-16-2010, 03:43 AM   #3
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Piss off!!!!!

J/K. I'm glad to see someone is having a relatively decent winters, especially with Boston, Philly, and D.C. all setting snowfall records this year.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:56 AM   #4
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Here me now and believe me later. Put some mulch on 'em.
I'll be picking up some manure tomorrow to give them some food (and encouragement.) Oh, and they're poking through the mulch that's been there all winter.

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Piss off!!!!!

J/K. I'm glad to see someone is having a relatively decent winters, especially with Boston, Philly, and D.C. all setting snowfall records this year.
Yeah, I've been really surprised at this. The past three years we've had pretty nasty winters. I'm a Southern California beach kid and still don't own a pair of pants, so I'll take all the mild weather I can get...
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The only thing you can count on weather-wise around here is the unexpected between November and March.

I want to get the garden going so bad I look like a nutjob staring out an asylum window. But it aint Mid March yet...
I am going to put up my first go at a hop trellis this weekend I hope.
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Haven't taken a look yet. The weather here has been nominal and it looks like we might even get the February sunny spell this year. I'm in climate zone 1, so my growing season lags the Willamette valley by almost a month. Daffodils are blooming in Mc and mine have just broken ground.
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Been nice around here. Wake up and its in the 40's.
Little rain here and there....Just enough to make it so i can go out and rototill the garden.
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I just Check my plants today, and to my surprise I found that all of my plants have two to three bines all about three inches tall.
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nothing visual yet here. I need to undig the trenches I made last year and see if I have some more rhizomes ready.


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