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Old 07-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #61
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I've got cones, the columbus is probably ready to harvest. Everything else is still growing.


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Old 02-25-2014, 02:17 PM   #62
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So now that it's 2014 how did everyone's hop experiential work out?
I'm currently getting my lattice and hop garden ready for my rhizomes I pre ordered. They should be here early April


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Old 02-25-2014, 02:32 PM   #63
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I live in southern hillsborough county in wimauma.

Did anyone have better experience with sun / shade placements?

I have a pre existing drip irrigation set up that I'm planning on expanding so I can keep these baby's cool


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Old 02-25-2014, 04:08 PM   #64
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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.


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Old 02-27-2014, 04:42 AM   #65
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Awesome man thanks for the tip good luck this year!


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Old 02-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #66
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2013 was my first year trying to grow hops and I was happy with the results. All varieties (see above) produced usable hops but the C varieties did best and I had 2 harvests for several plants.

Full sun and drip irrigation for mine but we had several weeks of monsoon like rain last year so I was able to turn it off.

I currently have 4 of 6 plants starting to grow again.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:00 PM   #67
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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.

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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.





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Old 07-02-2014, 03:00 AM   #68
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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?
Tks all,


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Old 07-19-2014, 02:33 AM   #69
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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.


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Old 07-25-2014, 02:11 AM   #70
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