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Old 12-31-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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Thinking about doing this and wanted some thoughts from here...Let me know if it's possible...i have s huge yard and can make a garden for it easily...

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Old 12-31-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
Oct 2011
Brunswick, ME
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We are in the same growing zone(5B) and I am quite successful at growing hops in my area.

Follow the advice of people on this forum and general growing practices and you will be making beers with your own hops after a growing season or two.

My hops of choice are Cascade and Centennial.

Good luck!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
Nov 2012
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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I grew hops in the Midland area of MI this year. I had great success. Planted in March, my rhizomes grew to between 8-14 feet. My ground is quite sandy, so I planted 3 in LARGE pots and they just took off. They wanted water about 2 times a day during the summer, but it really paid off. They produced about 6-7 oz of hops total between all the plants. I'm looking forward to harvesting much more this year.

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #4
Mar 2010
Saginaw, Michigan
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Successfully grew Cascade, Zues, Centennial and Chinook in Michigan this year(in order of how well they did). I highly recommend Great Lakes Hops. They sell you a crown (aka plant) rather than a rhizome (aka root cutting). Get them planted in full sun with rich well drained soil. Keep the watered during the hot summer months. Very easy to grow. IMO.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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Oxford, MI
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Do hops grow in Michigan? Here is part of my haul for 2012. Got over 7lbs. dried.
I say do it.

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:08 AM   #6
Jan 2012
Berkley, Michigan
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Oooh, I wanna grow hops too. But I don't have a place to do it right now. Gotta get a new place soon.
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