Most recent pics of my hop Trelis. I went back home to the country this past weekend to get away from the city and check on my babies. They are doing quite well. My Chinook is the one on the end who isn't as bushy
there are still ways. rainwater (yes i know you dont get much) collectors saving waht you do get and using it later. lol only have 1-2 plants in a pot use tap water to water them better ur hops gets it than u. is it canibalistic to feed em beer? any way the point is where there is a will there is a redneck way to get er doneThis thread makes me so jealous! I wish I could grow my own hops. It sucks living in a desert with drought restrictions.
I guess I can try... It seems like it would be a lot of work and very easy to screw up all of that hard work just by forgetting to water them once or twice.there are still ways. rainwater (yes i know you dont get much) collectors saving waht you do get and using it later. lol only have 1-2 plants in a pot use tap water to water them better ur hops gets it than u. is it canibalistic to feed em beer? any way the point is where there is a will there is a redneck way to get er done
Is there a better place to enjoy a beer than under a canopy of hops? Cheers!gbx said:Here are some pics of my first year hops I'm growing on my south facing Vancouver balcony. The first 2 pics are from June, the last three I took tonight. I ordered my rhizomes from Crannog ales. They were huge and grew like crazy. Nugget, Willamette and Cascade in 100L of potting soil in rubbermaid containers, Centennial and Mt Hood in large pots I already had. I ran lines up to the upstairs balcony and lowered vines into coils over my railing as they hit the top. Cascade is about 20ft long with more than 500 burrs. Next year I'll get rid of at least 2 of the plants as I definitely don't have room for them - I only ordered 5 because of the shipping costs and I didn't know what would grow. If I can't convince my friend to take them, I'll guerrilla plant them in the park. The weather has been crap here this summer (very cold and rainy) and I had some issues with aphids and mold. Lately its been great and I'm finally winning the war with the bugs. These are awesome plants to sit under, drink a pint and watch them grow - on a hot sunny day, they will do half a rotation around the twine in the time it takes to finish a drink.
My first year at growing hops and my Centennials look terrific. I have thumb sized cones and I believe I should have enough to make a fresh hop ale for the Yakima Fresh Hop Festival homebrew competition.I did not see one started for this year...
Thanks. Those are in a big Barleywine (with too much chocolate malt) along with some chinook pellets. I am hoping for an all cascade harvest ale from a second harvest. If I am really lucky my Zeus will put out again and it will be a CTZ/Cascade DIPA as big as the hops will allow.rniles said:That looks gorgeous! Did the same with my first year hops. Made a harvest ale. Just used the average for the type of hop and it came out quite well. Picked and into the wort within 15 minutes. Yummy.
Took another 5 gallon bucket last night from my cascades. Up to over 100 oz. from 4 strings 3 bines each. Have a few left probably about 10 oz. I have yet to harvest the Chinook. Estimate these at only around 10 oz total from two strings 3 bines each.Hey NorthSide, My First year Centennials didin't do anything. I havested my centennials about a month ago and didn't get much from them this year either. I am located about a 100 miles west of you. My Cascades however were amazing this year. I got 42 OZ from a one string and the bottom third of the second. that consisted of 3 bines each string. Last night I pulled another 22 Oz from the second and have about 2 feet of the top to harvest.
Are the pictures recent, they are really flowering late. You may want to fertilize them as they requre a lot of nitrogen during growing, and flowering.