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Old 04-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Hops already sprouting, snow on the ground...

So out of 3 rhizomes last year, only one lived through the summer and gave me hops. This year, it's already sprouted and going ape****:


I still have snow on the ground in places! Anything I should do right away? Fertilizer already? Water it? I think I wait until it has 1' long bines before cutting back to the 3 biggest, right?


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Right on bine length and there isn't any advantage to doing anything else right away.

Cascade, by the way?
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Thanks David. Centennial actually. I planted Cascade, Centennial, and Horizon last year. Horizon were DOA, Cascades sprouted about 3 inches, then died when we had a hot spell for 3 days and I was out of town, (unable to water). Centennials were already about 5 inches during the hot spell, and weathered it fine.
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