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Old 04-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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I thought i'd start by posting up a few pictures of my past hop gardens dating back to when my first Cascade plant went into the ground in 2009. I started with a 7 foot trellis with ropes run up to about 9' on the back of my shed.

Here are some random pictures from my garden in 2009...
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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Here are some pictures from the 2010 growing season when I added a Centennial...
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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And onto the 2011 growing season, at this time I have Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Zeus, Nugget, and Fuggle. Also built a larger trellis, about 10'. The remainder of the plants were growing on the shed...
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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In 2012 I moved to a new house and had to transplant all my plants. Went well as expected and all plants are showing signs of life and growing strong, aside from my Zeus which may have spent too much time out of soil but I haven't given up on him yet.

Here are the crowns I dug up, the monster on the left is my Cascade that i've had since 2009, it was a huge!

I've since built a pergola at the new place and all plants are snug in their dirt holes and or planters and ropes are strung for climbing. Pictures of the pergola build will be posted tomorrow morning.

Current plants in my garden are- Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Nugget, Fuggle, Zeus(if he pulls through), and a "mystery" hop.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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Beautiful! You sir, have quite the green thumb. I've had some big crowns before, but lost everything one year (15 varieties! one crown of each) when a fungal pathogen came through and slaughtered my babies..

 
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:23 AM   #6
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WOW!!! Great pics. If mine turn out half as nice as yours did, I'd be pretty happy.

Thanks for sharing such neat pictures.

 
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Thank you both, its been a great hoppy adventure and am happy to have my new setup ready to go at the new place. It was fairly high on the priority list so i'm now a bit behind on assembling the kids playset and the shed. But at least ropes are up and i'm ready for the 2012 season!

Here are pictures of the pergola I built at the new house. Total height is 13', width is 7.5', and length is 12'. Length and width not including the overhangs.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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Awesome dedication and picture quality!!! That looks like the perfect spot for growing. Do you have boxes around your plants- are there any "walls" in the ground to keep the rhizomes from taking over your yard?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #9
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Awesome dedication and picture quality!!! That looks like the perfect spot for growing. Do you have boxes around your plants- are there any "walls" in the ground to keep the rhizomes from taking over your yard?
I used 2x12 boxes in my past gardens and the hops still found ways around and through so this time around I dug in a 24 mil plastic barrier 16" deep between all the plants. On the outside however there is nothing but a couple stacked landscape timbers. I'm fairly religious about my rhizome harvesting so i'm not overly worried about escaping or spreading plants. Although if a few extra seem to pop up here or there I guess that just means more hops for my beer!


 
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
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I gotta say that picture was pretty good (one with the beer glass). It says it all!!!! I am glad to see that you had to move and could take the hops with you. I just started my garden this year and may be moving in 2. I would be interrested in updates on how things go since the move. Keep up the good work!

 
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