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Old 08-29-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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Last year I had placed labels on the rhizomes. The hops grew fine and started to yield. Somehow the labels disappeared when I hung up the string for support.

Well last years harvest I had to cross reference with pictures and the skotrat website. Was a bit of a pita because I forgot to pull a leaf to help with ID.

Then winter came and I completely forgot about it. Until about an hour ago when I was trying to figure out which hop was what. I narrowed it down and believe I have figured it out.


But the bad part, is that I have already forgotten which plant I picked each of the hops from. I have 6 different bines that produced this year, and a 7th that is not looking like its going to give more than a few.


My big producer was cascade. I believe I have about 2 pounds.


So, my advice to anyone wanting to plant hops. Make a permanent label and concrete it into the ground by the bine.

 
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:22 AM   #2
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Good advice. I am going to make some permanent signs right now!

 
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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The biggest problem, is that I have 3 different hops that look exactly the same.

 
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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I've got several as well that can look very similar, so thanks again for the advice. They are permanently labelled now.

 
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:11 PM   #5
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Or make a document showing the layout and keep a copy inside.

 
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:22 PM   #6
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Or make a document showing the layout and keep a copy inside.
that works as well. Until I put it in that special place that my kids cannot find. Then I forget where that special place is

 
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:17 AM   #7
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You can also plant them in alphabetical order in the future if you plant again. Cascade, centennial, columbus.

 
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:30 AM   #8
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relax, don't worry, type a cliche'...like i'm doing.
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