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Old 05-04-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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This is my hops garden project that I thought I would photo document mostly to entertain myself. This is the south-facing side of my house and before I started the project it was an extremely shabby and ugly rock area. It had rotten timber walls that came out after we bought the house 3 years ago and I'm FINALLY getting around to working on it. I don't have much time with 2 kids, but my wife has some starter vegetables that are ready to go into the ground so she's putting the pressure on me- which is nice. Thoughts and/or suggestions appreciated

I started my hops rhizomes about a month-and-a-half ago.
Chinook x2 **
Cascade x2
Centennial x2 **
**(one will be planted on my south-facing fence to see what happens)











I might only use two ropes rather than three.


Update as of 5/6/10




 
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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If that spot doesn't get at LEAST 6 hours of sun. Those plants won't be too vigorous or happy.

 
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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That is gonna be awesome! Can't wait to see them lil fellers start climbing. You will have 24/7 web cams correct?

 
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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If that spot doesn't get at LEAST 6 hours of sun. Those plants won't be too vigorous or happy.
Thanks for the info, but that picture was taken yesterday evening. That spot gets PLENTY of sun being that it's south facing and there is only one sizable tree 30 yards away.

 
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #5
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jealous. that looks prime.

 
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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Thanks man! I hope to have some decent update pictures tomorrow.

 
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #7
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This picture was taken at 10am. Notice where the sun is casting a shadow.











 
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Very nice looking! Keep up the good work, can't wait to see more pics
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:18 AM   #9
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I got my hops into the ground today - finally. The move wasn't great on most of them and I ripped the growth off of one of them.


I have a south facing fence and put one of the Chinook and one of the Centenial plants to see what happens if they have a fence as a home rather than a rope.


















 
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:15 PM   #10
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Looks great! They're gonna love their new home.

Shared some of your Hop Head Double IPA with family, they absolutely loved it!

 
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