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Old 11-09-2011, 02:46 PM   #1
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Any opinions on Great Lake Hops?? I plan to start growing my own in 2012. I like the idea of getting an established plant. Looking at only doing 1 plant of 3 varities. They offer 2 different types....a starter plant which is described as an 8 week old plant with established roots and another type (forget the name) that has had one growing season already. Just wanted to get some opinions on these vs purchasing rhizomes.



 
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:00 AM   #2
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Any opinions on Great Lake Hops?? I plan to start growing my own in 2012. I like the idea of getting an established plant. Looking at only doing 1 plant of 3 varities. They offer 2 different types....a starter plant which is described as an 8 week old plant with established roots and another type (forget the name) that has had one growing season already. Just wanted to get some opinions on these vs purchasing rhizomes.
Me and a buddy bought 50 hop crowns ($9 a piece) from them this fall.. and let me tell you... YOU WON'T BE DISAAPOINTED. All crowns were bigger than my fist... About 4-5 rhizomes combined. Gonna plant in the ground this spring!



 
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:26 AM   #3
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I bought their plants this fall and they were by far the best plants I have ever received in the mail. Nice looking and healthy. Looked like something I would expect from a local nursury and they came 2 days after I placed the order!

 
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:28 AM   #4
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Why wait till Spring? If your ground is workable now it would take any doubt out of wondering if they'll keep over the Winter. The Earth will keep them happy over the Winter and allow them to get a head start on root development. Just a thought.

 
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:58 AM   #5
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Why wait till Spring? If your ground is workable now it would take any doubt out of wondering if they'll keep over the Winter. The Earth will keep them happy over the Winter and allow them to get a head start on root development. Just a thought.
I live in central Oregon... Where it gets really cold... Didn't want to risk killing the hops.. so we put those babies in pots and placed them in a green house.... All nice and snug for the winter.

 
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:50 AM   #6
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Right on!

 
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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Here's a pic of what GLH ships- all commercial grade certified plants. Hope this helps. The plants are sold according to maturity - not size.
The hop start is about 1 month old, field grade 2-3 months old, crown 4 months minimum. GLH produces hop plants year-around, and plants are usually shipped as seen to comply with USDA requirements for shipping nationwide.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
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nice thread...I'm planning on ordering from them this week and wondered about their product too. Will each plant be labled? I'm getting 7 different hops and dont want to mix them up!

 
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:10 PM   #9
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I'm sure they come labeled. Those look nice!!! Will be getting some closer to spring.

 
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:18 PM   #10
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you will save 10% if you buy them off of their Facebook page.....I am gonna get mine now and put them under lights until march. i want to get a strong root base started and hopefully get some cones my first year!



 
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