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Old 06-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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planted some centennial hops, first year nothing happened, the rhizome hardly even came up out of the ground, second year i got some decent vine growth, but still not a lot, maybe 5-10 feet, no cones at all, this is the third year, and they are much longer, maybe around 20 feet, a lot heartier and thicker looking, and i'm getting lots of what i believe are the start of cones. everybody always said it took 3 years most of the time, i was starting to doubt i'd ever get any cones.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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yup, that burr will become a cone. congrats!

strange that you got nothing in your second year. are they getting enough sun? have you been fertilizing them?


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i haven't done jack **** to them honestly. i put them in the ground, put up some ropes for them to grow up the side of my shed, and that's it. i do know they get plenty of sun, they face the east, so they get all the morning sun on them, but other than putting them in the ground, i've done absolutely nothing to them.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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you should consider giving them some fertilizer. it is possible that they haven't produced because your soil is poor. they've essentially been too starved to produce flowers. just get some 5-5-5 miracle grow (or 10-10-10, or whatever) and follow the directions - but don't go full strength, make it a little weaker. buy the ladies a drink.
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- Drinking: 2 blends of a rye sour: ECY20 + ECY34, local sour cherry kriek #2
- Fermenting: NHCPA (BPA and APA made with ingredients from Baltimore)
- Aging: brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries, sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

 
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