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Old 04-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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This is the Hop Yard that my Buddy and I planted just this past weekend in Southwest Minnesota. We planted 4 different varieties. 10 Cascade, 10 Centennial, 10 Chinhook and 10 Willamette. I can't wait to see how these turn out. Hopefully these turn out well and then we will plant a few more varieties.

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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Looks great! How tall are the end posts and what did you use to anchor the rope in the ground.

Keep us posted on the growth.


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Old 04-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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Wow! That is pretty serious! Look forward to seeing how they do..
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I'm in se mn what city are you from?
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The posts were originally 22 feet tall and we then put about four feet in the ground. Therefore, the cable is about 17-18 feet above the ground. We used a farely large metal fencing stakes on each end at an angel. Also, we used a 5/16th inch metal cable instead of rope. We are trying to make this hop yard last a lifetime. I will try and keep you posted on the growth. Unfortunately the ground was really wet when we planted.
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I am from Minneapolis but we did this on my friends farm not to far from Marshall Minnesota.
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very impressive, well done! looks like it will last a long time.

do you have 2 or 4 rows of poles/string? in other words, does each variety have its own row or are two varieties sharing a row?
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We have two rows with two varieties sharing a row. We are hoping to find out what grows best in the soil here and then add rows that only have one variety of hops on them.


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