From memory, I think 2 or 3 per plant is recommended.Hey, someone refresh my memory---how many vines should I let actually climb for each plant? 4?
I've heard that the two strongest looking bines are trained, the rest are cut back.Mine are poking through as well, have about a dozen or so little 1-2" sprouts on each of my third-yard plants. Spent a little while over the weekend putting new eye bolts up at the eaves of my house and running new heavy-duty jute lines. Third year for the 2 Cascades, the Mt. Hood, and the Crystal, so I'm expecting some good yields as long as the weather isn't terrible.
Hey, someone refresh my memory---how many vines should I let actually climb for each plant? 4?
He most certainly does. Check out his Texas Hop Garden thread. It's so cool it's stickied.I thought that ol' EdWort, who is in Tejas, grew his own. He might be able to help you.
I did the same, Mine were not as tall because I put them in the south window of my garage (to mimic conditions outside-warm during the day and cool at night) I learned a hard lesson about watering though.... water em daily the first year.... it takes alot to get them established well.I put mine in pots about this time last year. It's way to early to put them outside here in Wi. My plants were about a foot tall when I transplanted them outside last spring.
I live in Wisconsin and was wondering when you planted. I live closer to Milwaukee, but about the same amount south in WI as you are in Lodi. My hops just arrived, and I could really use some help about when to plant.I put mine in pots about this time last year. It's way to early to put them outside here in Wi. My plants were about a foot tall when I transplanted them outside last spring.
I'm in NJ and everything I have read says don't put new plants in the ground before the last frost. So right now I have them in pots next to the window until I'm confident it won't get too cold. According to the averages I'm looking at the second week of April but I'll have to play it by ear.I live in Wisconsin and was wondering when you planted. I live closer to Milwaukee, but about the same amount south in WI as you are in Lodi. My hops just arrived, and I could really use some help about when to plant.
Started a new thread for my discussion.
god it feels good to be right... congrats on your hops crop...I stand corrected!
My garlic is usually the first to show its tiny green shoots. After kicking the snow away and crawling on my hands and knees in the black slightly frozen soup I call a garden, I did see (verified by poking) some flexible tiny green buds. I will admit they are there.
I gotta believe just about any of em. Just do a little searching and you can find all sorts of direction on how to set up your trellis, beds, and maintenance during the growing season. Hops are pretty hearty, I water mine daily all season long and they produce well - most of my growing area is shaded for part of the day (morning hours) yet they still grow like weeds. I know they prefer full sun.Is there any varieties of hops that don't grow well in southern MN? I'm looking to order some rhizomes and get them planted at a new house.
I didn't think about the encouragement side of things.... how true, how true.... I was basically choosing a measuring tool that even the druk HBT'rs could understandI like your method of measuring the hops, Seabee. And a little bit of encouragement for the hops too, eh? Showing them where they will be lucky enough to end up in once they're big and strong enough and bearing cones?