Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > 12 Nugget Roots
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-29-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
Stout Man
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 102
Default 12 Nugget Roots

I ordered a bundle of 10 nugget roots for $15. They were supposed to be 4" long, so I was gonna put 3-4 per mound with 3 mounds. I ended up getting 12 roots, one of them a double twisted around itself. They are actually 5" to 9", basically what a rhizome is. Much better than the advertised pic. Half already have sprouts on them. I have 4 mounds going with 3 roots per mound. Should I go ahead and make 2 more mounds so I have 6 mound, 2 roots per? I just think my yield would improve by spreading them out more. Here is a pic of my setup.


15' tall, 17" wide. It can accommodate 12 plants for now.


Stout Man is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 01:30 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,672
Liked 141 Times on 134 Posts

Default

Spread them out. There is a very good chance all of the rhizomes will grow, so the more room they have the better.


__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
keiths
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
keiths's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Coldwater, Michigan
Posts: 348
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

"I ordered a bundle of 10 nugget roots for $15."

Where did you get the rhizome's from?
keiths is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 03:14 PM   #4
CatchinZs
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CatchinZs's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Carlisle, PA
Posts: 432
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by keiths

Where did you get the rhizome's from?
Yeah...help us all out.
CatchinZs is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 10:34 AM   #5
Stout Man
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 102
Default

I got the roots from www.4bfarms.com Just do a google search for "4 b farms garlic". They mainly sell garlic but they have some hop roots in. They also have a bundle of 50 Willamette hop roots for $15, and Golden hop roots but you have to call for the pricing.
Stout Man is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 12:18 PM   #6
EvilTOJ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,464
Liked 40 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Oh hey, they're based out of Mt. Angel. I loooove their Oktoberfest! I went last year, and got fat off of authentic German Lagers in their beer hall and deep fried twinkies.
__________________
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
EvilTOJ is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 02:08 PM   #7
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,672
Liked 141 Times on 134 Posts

Default

Now that I give it more thought, you might want to try trading a few for different varieties. I love Nugget, but 12 plants would mean 18-25 pounds at full production.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 07:30 PM   #8
CatchinZs
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CatchinZs's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Carlisle, PA
Posts: 432
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Any body want to split up a bundle?
CatchinZs is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2008, 07:07 AM   #9
Stout Man
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 102
Default

Well maybe I'll grow all of them for the first season. Later on when I decide to get some Kent Golding hops I could either make some more room around the trellis I have and plant them, or trade a Nugget that's been growing for one. But besides all the nugget I'm going to have I'll have cascade, hallertauer, chinook, mt. hood, fuggle, and northern brewer. That should keep me happy with home brew. I do want to eventually have 10 different varieties growing.

I did go out in the yard today and split the hops ups so I have 2 roots per mound. Most of them are sprouting well right now.

Stout Man is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2008, 12:54 PM   #10
dpt222
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 93
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Any body want to split up a bundle?
I am thinking Nugget?


dpt222 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
question about hop roots and concrete bobsstory182 Hops Growing 3 03-17-2009 03:10 PM
which way do the roots grow? penged Hops Growing 3 03-15-2009 03:58 PM
Root Beer Roots Lost Brews Soda Making 8 10-26-2008 06:51 PM
hops and their crazy roots anderj General Techniques 14 02-01-2008 04:42 PM
Source for herbs and roots? PintOfBitter Recipes/Ingredients 1 02-14-2007 02:17 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS