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Old 07-09-2008, 04:05 PM   #21
Apr 2008
Western Wisconsin
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I planted 5 rhizomes this year. All 5 appear to be healthy and growing well. I have 2 over 12 feet and 2 at about 7 feet. All 5 have are starting to develop hop cones.

I was also having some bug issues in the beginning and was using an organic 3 in 1. The product that I was using did not seem to do much to slow down the bugs. I ended up switching to using Ortho Max and spraying my hops down. I know most of us would like to stay with the most organic stuff we can, but the organic stuff just did not seem to work well for me.

Good luck with your hops and I hope the 3 in 1 helps.

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Old 07-09-2008, 04:37 PM   #22
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Jan 2008
Joliet, Il
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I may give the othro max a try then. I'm not opposed to going "non-organic" particularly if its far enough in advance of the harvest. Just wish i knew what the heck it was.

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:09 PM   #23
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i planted three hops in mid may. all three are up, it took em about six weeks to break ground. the nugget is over 8 foot, and the magnum is about five. the goldings are pathetically tiny, maybe a foot, but they got dug up twice by critters, and i was surprised they took hold. the nugget cuttings was really fat and thick, the other two were twigs.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:33 AM   #24
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Jun 2008
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Ok, I put 24 rhizomes in the ground this year; last week of May. 10 Cascade, 10 Brewers Gold and 4 Willamette. Its been over 8 weeks and all I have is 1 very strong Willamette about 1 foot tall and 1 Brewers Gold about the same height. Is anyone else having these kind of results? Is it possible that many will not break ground this year but will sprout next year? Any help or suggestions would be great!

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Old 07-14-2008, 07:39 PM   #25
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I've written off the ones that didn't sprout as DOA. I have 1st year babies over 20' tall
I'm back!!!

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Old 07-14-2008, 08:16 PM   #26
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Only two plants out of 24 rhizomes? That doesn't sound right. I planted 8 and all but one came up. At 8 weeks I'd definitely consider digging some up to take a look. If they don't sprout this year, I can't believe they'd come up next year.

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:26 AM   #27
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Jun 2007
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I planted 8 in 16" pots and I got 3 to grow. 1 cascade (15 foot with cones coming in), 1 mt hood (12 foot with a few cones), and 1 centential (6 foot)
But my electronic timer went south for the summer and won't work. I didn't know for 5 days or so. all my side arms at the bottom of the plant died off because I didn't happen to go in the back yard for 4 days. But the plants seem to coming along well still.

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Old 07-20-2008, 03:01 PM   #28
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of 5 rhizomes, 1 cascade is 18 ft tall, tons of cones.

1 Magnum is 3 ft tall.

The other 3 either sprouted and croaked, or were dug up by something.

I was pretty discouraged, but I guess I should count myself lucky that I will get some cones this year.
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