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Old 01-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #111
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I got Columbus and they sent me Teamaker for free, so I planted it anyway.

The crowns were in great shape and were shooting up green within a day of planting them. The only thing I am worried about is getting a frost for a couple nights in the next few months. I'll just have to be watchful and cover the plants if it looks like it's gonna get too cold.
I've never heard of Teamaker hops... interesting. I'll probably order them in the next few weeks. Is the soil you used what people mostly recommend?


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Old 01-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #112
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I'd go with a mix of potting soil, perlite, and compost. They burn through nitrogen so foliar feed with a fish emulsion mix unless you have a fish or turtle tank. Then just use that water. You don't need to prune anything. Just let the best 3-4 bines grow and clip any new sprouts that pop out. If a bine tip breaks it just starts regrowing from the last leaf set before the break. I posted pics of all the nutes and stuff I used in the beginning of the thread if you wanna see what I used.


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I'm looking to move mine out of the pot this weekend. KegErator, Any action in yours yet. I think we may have one more cold snap but should be mild the rest of our winter
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #114
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I'd go with a mix of potting soil, perlite, and compost. They burn through nitrogen so foliar feed with a fish emulsion mix unless you have a fish or turtle tank. Then just use that water. You don't need to prune anything. Just let the best 3-4 bines grow and clip any new sprouts that pop out. If a bine tip breaks it just starts regrowing from the last leaf set before the break. I posted pics of all the nutes and stuff I used in the beginning of the thread if you wanna see what I used.
Thanks for the info. I just ordered a Columbus crown and it should arrive sometime next week.
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Thanks for the info. I just ordered a Columbus crown and it should arrive sometime next week.
More than welcome.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #116
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I've got Centennial, Willamette and Galena crowns in their pots now. Thanks for all the good advice in the thread, it's given me ample push to give growing a try myself. If they can grown in South Florida, mid Florida should be not too different.
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I've got Centennial, Willamette and Galena crowns in their pots now. Thanks for all the good advice in the thread, it's given me ample push to give growing a try myself. If they can grown in South Florida, mid Florida should be not too different.
Good to see, it can be done!! Just make sure the pots are big enough for the crowns to grow. That's one thing I'm changing for this hop season.
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I've got them in plastic half barrels now, I think they should be big enough. The only thing I'm thinking is the holes I drilled might not be big enough. I drilled probably about 12-15 but I only used a 1/4in drill bit, probably should have gone for a 1in hole but fewer of them. Oh we'll, all part of the process of learning.
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I've got them in plastic half barrels now, I think they should be big enough. The only thing I'm thinking is the holes I drilled might not be big enough. I drilled probably about 12-15 but I only used a 1/4in drill bit, probably should have gone for a 1in hole but fewer of them. Oh we'll, all part of the process of learning.
If you used a good amount of perlite in the potting mix you should be fine.
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Sorry if this has been mentioned in the 10+ pages..

But where would you recommend buying the "saplings"

Thinking of doing this as well..

Want to try a pure home brew.. all local products fresh from my backyard or farm.


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