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Pulled back the grass clippings covering the five year old today and guess what? Sprouts! I think that this is the earliest I've seen them. Checked the second years and they were pushing through too. I tucked them all back in. It's been mild for a couple of days so I guess that's it. Too bad it's going to be back below freezing at night by the middle of next week!
 

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It froze and snowed on mine last year after they came up. That didn't slow them down. Now the freeze in July, THAT slowed things down.
 

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Sprouts in MI? DAYUM! I hope to see some soon then!
 
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Sprouts in MI? DAYUM! I hope to see some soon then!

Yup yup! I live on a lake very close to water level, so that screws with the ground temp. a bit I think.

And david, I remeber your pics of sprouts covered with snow last year. By the looks of things they broke ground days ago when it was still freezing day and night here.:confused: Guess it was the daily visits through winter with me telling the dormant roots that I loved them:fro:
 

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I just looked at mine today and the shoots are starting to break ground. It's been cold and rainy and supposed to frost all weekend. I think hops are pretty hardy.
 

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since the ground here was frozen on mon/tues. i doubt that it's to 42* yet. granted that the op is on very low ground, watering is not a problem there, the lake that surrounds his house was frozen when i was there on last fri so i wouldnt expect for it to be 42 there either with only 2 days of 50 degrees.
 

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I have shoots all over the place here in Portland OR. Even though its sunny AND hailing right now....I am about to go set my strings!
 

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just checked mine here in Nebraska, the centennial have two inch shoots, and the mt. hood are about 1 inch, they are under mulch still.
 

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Do certain varieties sprout later than others? I see sprouts around my Cascade but not around the Willamette.
 

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I'm going to have to check out my 2nd years out. I was planning on cutting the grass back on them and covering them with new mulch before they spouted. I still have to build my new trellis too.
 
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