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Old 07-28-2008, 02:30 AM   #1
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Did my first hop pickin'..... here is what I started with;



Picked Cascades off the right plant....


Cones are getting big...



Bines are really thick and healthy...



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Hop pickin' set-up



3 gallons of hops!!!!








Hop oast drawers are loaded.






Drying set-up. In an old dresser.







This is the biggest yield I have gotten so far. These are 3 years old and roughly 1/3 of the crop!









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Old 07-29-2008, 01:23 AM   #3
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Geez Louise!!! Not even a wow.....

..... how disappointing.

You guy's must be going malty on me.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:29 AM   #4
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Sorry S, I just saw this post. WOW!
I haven't been over to visit my hops (at a friend's house) for a couple weeks but I hope I get half as much as you. Those cones look amazing large.
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Has your friend been watering them? This is the time when they need alot of water.

I will say these are pretty big this year. They bigger than they have been in the past. It seems like the very last cone on the bine off-shoot is always the biggest.
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This is a kegger tub w/ about 2-3" deep....



.....with cascades.
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I think your hop pole needs a viagra or you need to use your cones but at least you have a hop pole. I hate the fact that any hops i tried to grow would dry before budding
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I think your hop pole needs a viagra.....
That's funny. My hop pole semi-flacid. Its waiting to go, "Schwing!", at the last of the pickin'
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It's been so cold here, that three of my plants haven't even topped out yet. Fuggles & Cascades are flowering, but it looks like a meager harvest this year.
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Default great looking hops

I thought about growing hops this year, I'm from waterloo, tried to find people who had grown them no luck untill now. thanks for the post and guess what i'll be doing next spring


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