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Old 03-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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hey all im on long island and we had a very warm winter. My 2nd year hops just started to sprout and we are expecting a few days to go below freezing within the next week. Will they be ok or is there any precautions I could take? Thanks in advance!


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Old 03-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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I'd cover them just to be safe. Use a milk jug or large liter soda bottle.


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Old 03-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Or just a pile of leaves. Just don't forget to remove them when the freeze danger has passed.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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thanks all! Hopefully this will be a good growing season!
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khugs, where on LI?

do you have any pics of your garden? Im thinking of starting this year too
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:48 AM   #6
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I'm out in mastic beach by the shirley moriches area. I don't have any pics from this year but i have a few from last year, Ill post them in a bit. I would definitely recommend it. I got a good yield my first year. I grew centennial and nugget and I'm planning two more. Probably cascade and columbus.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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Or just a pile of leaves. Just don't forget to remove them when the freeze danger has passed.
This or mulch. Make sure you cover them before sundown, to retain as much heat as possible.
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I'm out in mastic beach by the shirley moriches area. I don't have any pics from this year but i have a few from last year, Ill post them in a bit. I would definitely recommend it. I got a good yield my first year. I grew centennial and nugget and I'm planning two more. Probably cascade and columbus.
Nice im in smithtown. Debating buying some rhizomes and giving it a whirl
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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Here in Denver I've covered the early sprouts in the past when I remembered to do it, but they seem pretty hardy when I haven't. Just saw the first sprout this weekend on one hill.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:43 AM   #10
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West Islip here. My cascades sprouted. Exactlly One week ahead of last year.
No issues last year and it we got snow after they came up then.


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