Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Apartment/Container Growing on the back deck...
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default Apartment/Container Growing on the back deck...

Thought I'd make a thread fopr all you guys who can't grow in the yard or native soil...and have to plant in containers....i used 55 gal plastic drums cut in half, and a "landscaping pole" to run rope through...here are some pics from first year:
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20120420_150055.jpg
Views:	1022
Size:	71.2 KB
ID:	100135   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20120420_150143.jpg
Views:	1089
Size:	85.4 KB
ID:	100136   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20120429_155314.jpg
Views:	995
Size:	68.8 KB
ID:	100137   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20120613_165436.jpg
Views:	990
Size:	61.7 KB
ID:	100138   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20120613_165503.jpg
Views:	988
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	100139  

blawjr is offline
HerrMunich Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Also from year 1:
Click image for larger version

Name:	376795_10151124065874508_885487450_n.jpg
Views:	935
Size:	65.9 KB
ID:	100140   Click image for larger version

Name:	523233_10151124065344508_210444736_n (1).jpg
Views:	920
Size:	31.7 KB
ID:	100141   Click image for larger version

Name:	527119_10151124066269508_1975952106_n.jpg
Views:	921
Size:	48.3 KB
ID:	100142   Click image for larger version

Name:	530034_10151097708494508_994520952_n.jpg
Views:	922
Size:	34.7 KB
ID:	100143   Click image for larger version

Name:	574877_10151124068354508_1226614404_n.jpg
Views:	924
Size:	29.4 KB
ID:	100144  

blawjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Ok so here goes year 2, year one I had 2 cascade's in one barrel, 1 columbus and 1 mystery variety given to me for free from an hbt member....I've gotten everything ready for this season, including ordering a centennial and digging up one of the cascade crowns out of cascade barrel and planting it in the ground...(which gives me 1 centennial, 1 columbus, 2 cascade, and one mystery variety)....i'm excited to see this years crop!
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130208_151253.jpg
Views:	935
Size:	96.9 KB
ID:	100145   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130208_151302.jpg
Views:	930
Size:	77.8 KB
ID:	100146   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130208_151315.jpg
Views:	964
Size:	72.3 KB
ID:	100147   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130208_151345.jpg
Views:	1251
Size:	105.0 KB
ID:	100148   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130208_153708.jpg
Views:	937
Size:	80.7 KB
ID:	100149  

blawjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
woknblues
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 406
Liked 70 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

I have a few self watering, closed system container gardens that I use based upon this set up here for growing tomatoes and herbs... You might find it very interesting... This is where I got the idea



I just put in for 4 rizomes of chinook and centennial, and I will be setting up the trellis and twine essentially how you did it, and doing a self watering set up. Looks great!!
woknblues is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

yea i have a self watering container i made out of one of these barrels with a mini herb garden in it, just didnt use it for the hops, dont know why
blawjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default Update:

A fellow HBT member generously sent me some more rhizomes so I now have 5 varieties: cascade, columbus, centennial, willamette, and nugget. I also still have the mystery variety, which I most likely will just let it grow for show. I did yank the mystery hops out of the large container and put willamette in its place. I cut up the mystery rhizome and planted in 3 smaller containers and placed them next to a fence and I'll just let them do whatever they want. Bonus: I found some huge cicada larvae in my hop barrel while digging

Here are a few pics from today:
Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_151718.jpg
Views:	829
Size:	83.7 KB
ID:	104528   Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_160033.jpg
Views:	1153
Size:	114.4 KB
ID:	104529   Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_160046.jpg
Views:	832
Size:	88.1 KB
ID:	104530   Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_160056.jpg
Views:	868
Size:	95.8 KB
ID:	104531   Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_160117.jpg
Views:	855
Size:	118.2 KB
ID:	104532  

blawjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #7
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Huge cicada larvae too:

(and my little man) :-p
Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_151322.jpg
Views:	991
Size:	113.6 KB
ID:	104535   Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_151603.jpg
Views:	843
Size:	65.1 KB
ID:	104536   Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_133511.jpg
Views:	836
Size:	40.4 KB
ID:	104537   Click image for larger version

Name:	20130301_160106.jpg
Views:	822
Size:	98.9 KB
ID:	104545  
blawjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 04:17 AM   #8
HerrMunich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 16
Likes Given: 2

Default

Adorable kid, sir

Where did you acquire the 55-gallon white plastic drums? Also, what is the chicken wire supposed to keep out - have you had issues in the past with something trying to nibble the vines? Finally, any reason you switched from natural fiber twine to what looks like yellow nylon?

Sorry for all the questions - I live in a second-story apartment with a back deck, and I am looking to do something very similar this year (never grown hops before), and my brain keeps coming up with questions
HerrMunich is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrMunich View Post
Adorable kid, sir

Where did you acquire the 55-gallon white plastic drums? Also, what is the chicken wire supposed to keep out - have you had issues in the past with something trying to nibble the vines? Finally, any reason you switched from natural fiber twine to what looks like yellow nylon?

Sorry for all the questions - I live in a second-story apartment with a back deck, and I am looking to do something very similar this year (never grown hops before), and my brain keeps coming up with questions
Hah thanks...umm I get the drums from work, but I'm sure you could find something on craigslist. The chicken wire is to keep squirrels from digging, we have TONS of squirrels here and they kept digging last year and breaking new shoots so they could never get going at the start of the season. The rope change was just because I had some nylon rope lying around, the first year i made sure to use a rough fibrous rope so the hops would have something to hold on to, but after year one and seeing that the bines are actually quite "sticky" I'm sure they could grow on this just fine. Good luck and happy growing!
blawjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 08:49 AM   #10
blawjr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Posts: 259
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Ok so this is what I did to give it more height this year, we'll see how it goes...it's a 1 x 2 x 8 with little alternating finishing nails nailed into the sides...yes, it's very ghetto! :-P we'll see what happens
Click image for larger version

Name:	20130315_162855.jpg
Views:	658
Size:	57.7 KB
ID:	108085  
blawjr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apartment hops growing Irena Hops Growing 15 03-19-2014 07:23 PM
Container growing in GA brewswellwithothers Hops Growing 17 04-20-2013 06:07 PM
Growing Hops on an Apartment Balcony sre9981 Hops Growing 1 04-22-2012 11:19 PM
Growing hops over a deck mr x General Beer Discussion 4 02-05-2008 07:19 PM
Whatever You Do, Don't go Pouring Yeasties Off the Back Deck... RLinNH General Beer Discussion 8 02-02-2008 01:24 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS