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Old 04-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #261
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Planted my two rhizomes yesterday. Just starting with two this year to see what the Dallas sun does to them. Both cascade. I have them in half barrel jack daniels wooden barrels. I decided to give each rhizome its own half barrel, so there should PLENTY of room for them to get 2-3 seasons if they grow well. I'll post pics once they break the ground.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #262
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Thought I would give y'all an update. The Willamette is doing really well. It's now just over 4 feet tall. The other two have struggled a bit. The Goldings is a lot bushier than the other two but are not growing vertically much. In the case of the Northern Brewer that's my fault as I managed to decapitate it due to some gardening incompetence on my part. As you can see in the picture it's slowly recovering. There's also a lot of damage due to bugs, most likely snails. Any suggestions for improvements would be appreciated.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #263
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Here is one of my first year cascade rhizomes. The other one just isn't doing good

This guy seems to be doing about an inch a day now, so he's picking it up. About time to train him I think.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:23 PM   #264
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Another update from here in Houston. My Willamette is really taking off. Must be about 10 feet now. Getting up to the level of the decking. The Northner Brewer is making its way up twine now. The Goldings are still struggling a bit. There have also been a few bugs taking an interest. For more details hop (sorry) on over to my blog: hopstarter.blogspot.com
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:28 PM   #265
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Our willamette is still struggling. But our chinook is doing well. Ive been manicuring the chinook but im stumped. Do i want only 3-5 bines only out of the ground? Or do i only want 4-5 bines altogether (my bines have been off shooting bines all over the place)? Also, i have read that i should remove the bottom leaves surrounding the mound on the bines. Should i do this? In the pics below, you can sww the zig zag of the chinook accompanied by strawberry and tomato. In the other pic you can see just the start of the willamette. Thanks!

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #266
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Here is one of my first year cascade rhizomes. The other one just isn't doing good

This guy seems to be doing about an inch a day now, so he's picking it up. About time to train him I think.
Mine seemed to do better once i gave them something to climb on. My willamette is averaging about 3 inches a day, whereas my chinook is averaging up to about 8 or more.

 
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:16 PM   #267
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That is a pretty sad looking Willamette. How long ago did you plant the rhizome? Is it south facing? Was it planted at the same time as the Chinook? Because you're in California rather than Texas there could all sorts of other things too.

I have a feeling that the reason my Willamette is doing so well is that it gets closest to full south facing sunlight. Now the top of it is above the deck it will. I had been worried that the sun here would be too much for them, but the Northern Brewer I have keeps putting out anaemic leaves at the top as if it were looking for sunlight. Don't know what's happening with my Goldings. I guess to some extent you just have to see what works for you.

Hope this helps some.

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Our willamette is still struggling. But our chinook is doing well. Ive been manicuring the chinook but im stumped. Do i want only 3-5 bines only out of the ground? Or do i only want 4-5 bines altogether (my bines have been off shooting bines all over the place)? Also, i have read that i should remove the bottom leaves surrounding the mound on the bines. Should i do this? In the pics below, you can sww the zig zag of the chinook accompanied by strawberry and tomato. In the other pic you can see just the start of the willamette. Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #268
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The willamette is west facing. Planted the exactly the same time as the chinook. I transplanted them last august. The willamette took off at first. But as spring came and went...well you see the difference. They get exactly the same nutrients, water, sun. They are maybe 5-6 feet away from another. I stay on top of weeds. Im just hoping they ate late starters because of this being their first year. Thanks for help.

 
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:33 PM   #269
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I think most people would recommend they be south facing. Mine are south east. That doesn't explain the difference between the two though. If the Willamette rhizome had more in the way of nutrients than the Chinook when they were planted then it might well come up more quickly but would slow down when those reserves ran out and it needed to adapt to the conditions you have. Was the Willamette rhizome noticeably thicker or longer? I think figuring out exactly what the Chinook likes about this spot that the Willamette doesn't could take a very long time indeed. I'd be tempted to stick to varieties that grow well where you put them. For example, I probably won't be planting Goldings in this spot again rather than play with fertilizers, etc..

I'm sure there are others that know more than I do about such things that might be able to identify the problem. Hope this has been of some help.

Best of luck with the Chinook at the very least

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The willamette is west facing. Planted the exactly the same time as the chinook. I transplanted them last august. The willamette took off at first. But as spring came and went...well you see the difference. They get exactly the same nutrients, water, sun. They are maybe 5-6 feet away from another. I stay on top of weeds. Im just hoping they ate late starters because of this being their first year. Thanks for help.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:29 AM   #270
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