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Old 03-01-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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Just lookin for some advice, let them go or cut early growth bines?

 
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Mine are popping up, North of Everett. Today I will get the ropes up and let em grow and see what happens. Last year was my first year growth and then did MEGA. They got plenty of water and Vids. Good luck

 
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Now that my plants are established, I trim back all the first shoots until April - this allows for more uniform growth. However, don't cut them until they are a few inches long, or you risk damaging the rhizome.

 
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:21 AM   #4
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Here east of the Cascades, I only have purple eyes showing off of the rhizomes(it's still pretty darn cold at night) and that is fine with me....cause when these bad boys start to grow, stress of harvest is just around the corner
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:06 AM   #5
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yep here in bremerton I've got about an inch or two popping up on my 2nd years.

 
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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Just west of Portland and my second years are popping up as well. I am going to cut them back until April like mentioned above. I didn't even plant mine until May last year and still had a pretty good harvest for first year plants.

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:10 AM   #7
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Mine aren't yet. Second year for me. last year I got 20 cones.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:03 AM   #8
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I'm in Edmonds and of my 15 crowns 12 have broken the surface in varying degrees. 3 or 4 of them are 6 inches to a foot tall already and one already has some leaves on it (Zues). They are all 2nd or 3rd year crowns. I'm planning on cutting all but the strongest looking 3/4 bines per crown back and training them up sometime in the next week or two. I know its early but the spring has started off very mild.

All of them are planted in raised beds (or half wine barrels) and planted in straight compost. Last year they all produced some cones and my now 3 year old (2 year old at the time) Cascade and Hallertau made tons of cones.

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:10 AM   #9
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I said above that I was going to cut mine back 'til April, but after doing some reading, I am scared that they might not grow back again. I think I'll just keep the best 3 or 4 and see what happens. Maybe a double harvest??

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:05 AM   #10
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I'm in Edmonds and of my 15 crowns 12 have broken the surface in varying degrees. 3 or 4 of them are 6 inches to a foot tall already and one already has some leaves on it (Zues). They are all 2nd or 3rd year crowns. I'm planning on cutting all but the strongest looking 3/4 bines per crown back and training them up sometime in the next week or two. I know its early but the spring has started off very mild.

All of them are planted in raised beds (or half wine barrels) and planted in straight compost. Last year they all produced some cones and my now 3 year old (2 year old at the time) Cascade and Hallertau made tons of cones.

I'm going to be planting Zeus rhizomes for the 1st time by the end of the week. I'm across the ferry from you in suquamish. I'll be planting in some large pots. Don you have any soil/fertilizer tips?

 
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