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Old 02-22-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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May 2011
Galveston, Texas
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Looking to plant a couple of rhizomes this year.

I live on the Gulf Coast (Galveston) and was wondering if anyone might have any ideas on what strains I could get to grow best.

My yard has around 4 or 5 hours of direct sunlight a day, I figure. Maybe more.

It will obviously be super humid, so with that in mind, shoot!

Not being super serious about it, I would just like to have enough for a batch of beer or two at the end of the year.


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Old 02-22-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
Oct 2011
Houston, Texas
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Personally I have no experience but I am interested to find out. I live in Houston. Might want to add the 3-4 month out of the year with 100+ degree weather. I bet these will need tons of watering.

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:54 AM   #3
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Rockville, MD
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apologies for sounding like a broken record, but may i humbly propose that you check out this spreadsheet: - refer to the "Climate & Growing Conditions" column. "Not adapted to southern Idaho" is code for won't do well in heat. feel free to click yea olde "proust" button if you find it useful.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?
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