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Old 02-22-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Er... dunno how many of you have been watching the Olympics and have noticed the spring-like weather we've been having up here in Vancouver but my hops certainly have. I potted some transplanted Cascades at the end of the fall and they've already sent three shoots skyward at 5,4 and 3 inches.

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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Nice . . . . . We have a foot of fresh snow here, I guess global warming only works in the more northerly hemisphere.


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Old 02-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
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Nothing and I'm way south of you. Even south of the other Vancouver. Earliest I've ever seen shoots has been late April.
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Yeah, damn things continue to grow and more bines have broken through on the same plant and on my Nuggets which are in the sunniest spot in the backyard.
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My beds just cleared fully yesterday. I'm going to set up a quick and easy emergency cover action plan for the heavy frost days sure to come. Last year I got lots of hops, but they got a bit behind after the first cold freeze of spring knocked them back.
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Er... dunno how many of you have been watching the Olympics and have noticed the spring-like weather we've been having up here in Vancouver but my hops certainly have. I potted some transplanted Cascades at the end of the fall and they've already sent three shoots skyward at 5,4 and 3 inches.

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You say these are potted, heh?

That is a risk in having potted plants. If you have another hard freeze for a few days that pot could freeze through and damage the plant pretty good.

Having them in the ground modulates their temp and avoids any freeze/thaw cycles (as best as possible). If I had them in raised planters near my house right now I would be seeing shoots in the next week or 2 as we have a prolonged warm spell, but it is too early for my neck of the woods and it will still be a month or more before I see much in the way of shoots here.
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Yeah, I'll be keeping a close eye on the temps up here as I wouldn't doubt that a frost might hit in the next week now that it has gotten a little more chilly. Nonetheless, this is impressive.

I wonder how the missus would like a full size bine growing around the sliding glass door inside?
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Well, our snow finally melted yesterday under 60+ degree weather and lo and behold... hop shoots on several mounds and where I had exposed sections of the root system on several of my sunnier mounds. Pretty impressive. No real growth but these buds were buried in snow for quite a while and seem to have no ill effects.
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Yep, mine are starting to poke up as well.
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Today I noticed a small shoot on my Magnum rhizom that I just put down last week. Mine are potted too so I guess I'll be watching the weather pretty close as well.


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