Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > i think i'm finally getting some cones!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
chainsawbrewing
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chainsawbrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indianapolis,IN
Posts: 1,291
Liked 38 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default i think i'm finally getting some cones!

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.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...06755409_n.jpg


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by shecky View Post
I love you. No, seriously, I think I have a man-crush on you. Smooches. :p

my bar build
chainsawbrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
sweetcell
Swollen Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,597
Liked 813 Times on 596 Posts
Likes Given: 323

Default

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?


__________________
.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?

Drinking: black harvest ale (wet-hopped with my homegrown hops), witbier, hoppy saison, Tripel'ish, local sour cherry kriek, oud bruin, gueuz'ish thing, saison bottled with ECY34, imperial chocolate stout
Aging: witbier with brett, TYB saison brett blend, Tripel'ish with brett, sour cherry mead, rye sour ECY20/ECY34 split, several other sours, acerglyn, and probably some stuff i've lost track of...
sweetcell is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
chainsawbrewing
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
chainsawbrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indianapolis,IN
Posts: 1,291
Liked 38 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by shecky View Post
I love you. No, seriously, I think I have a man-crush on you. Smooches. :p

my bar build
chainsawbrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
sweetcell
Swollen Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 4,597
Liked 813 Times on 596 Posts
Likes Given: 323

Default

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.
__________________
.
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?

Drinking: black harvest ale (wet-hopped with my homegrown hops), witbier, hoppy saison, Tripel'ish, local sour cherry kriek, oud bruin, gueuz'ish thing, saison bottled with ECY34, imperial chocolate stout
Aging: witbier with brett, TYB saison brett blend, Tripel'ish with brett, sour cherry mead, rye sour ECY20/ECY34 split, several other sours, acerglyn, and probably some stuff i've lost track of...
sweetcell is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cones per oz. howabouttheiris Hops Growing 12 05-03-2014 03:38 AM
I've got hop cones already! Spartan1979 Hops Growing 16 05-24-2012 06:01 PM
Different Cones??? 2BeerSpeer Hops Growing 6 11-15-2011 09:06 PM
Should I see cones? bbrim Hops Growing 9 07-11-2009 11:18 PM
Hop cones already?? JoSeR Hops Growing 8 05-26-2009 01:34 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS