Mine was a fun project but the yield was horrible. I have three plants (centennial, galena & Willamette) which all needed to be harvested really early in the season due to browning. The galena produced about 1.5 ounces dried but did end with a decent alpha content (I used it in a recent brew and overshot the bittering quite a bit so it must have been higher than I expected). The other two produced bines but no real cones worth picking. I'm keeping them going this year and will see how things go this round. I had them in direct sunlight due to lack of better location and wouldn't recommend it, find a 50/50 shade light if possible. I'm up in lower Pasco just over the Hillsboro border.
I'm hoping to install a couple of i hooks into my eves on the side of my house and have them grow up there instead of the ugly makeshift trellis thing I did last year. That will also give my indirect light in the morning and direct light in the evening hopefully saving them from frying this year.
Originally Posted by dunz
I had 2 harvests for several plants.
How was the second harvests Dunz? Mine started to look like they would bud again but nothing ever came of it. I ended up cutting them back around December and covered them with mulch. Probably time to uncover them and let the bines fly.
Im from Brazil and im growing my own hops. Here now is cold but not enought to put then in hibernation, here is something about 56 f, i read some threads that the guys put the rhizomes at the refrigerator.
I put mine rhizome with the pot inside my refrigerator with 27 f is this right? Will my plants survive?
So 27F is below freezing (32F) so that means you have them in the freezer (congelador) & not the fridge (geladiera)? I only put mine in the fridge but out of the pots/soil but in heavy duty large ziplock bags or trash bags... in the US- haven't gotten my hands on hop bines in Brasil yet.