Growing Hops

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Re: Growing Hops

Postby PhatFil » Thu Sep 08, 2016 23:30

fwiw mine were still a tad waxy to the feel before the rain that followed my last feel, hope to find em papery AND DRY tomorrow, will keep fingers toes and all else crossed in the meanwhile.
Not a bumper crop, but a crop nonetheless from plants that looked like they were dying off last year (year #2) (heavy clay soil .. so expectations have always been limited, though i may consider repoting one if i can find a suitable container??
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby Bad 'Ed » Fri Mar 10, 2017 08:06

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And so it begins.

I'd better get my new rootstock planted, its still in the fridge..!
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby jkp » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:23

Bad 'Ed wrote:Image
And so it begins.

I'd better get my new rootstock planted, its still in the fridge..!


Nice! What variety are they?

My First Gold have started too, they are always earlier than the rest.
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby Bad 'Ed » Thu Mar 16, 2017 15:08

These are first gold, planted last year. They didn't really produce many hops last year - although I didn't cut back weaker bines or fertilise them so hopefully this year will be better.
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby AndyBWood » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:32

Spring has..... sprung......

Centennial & Cascade planted Oct / Nov last year have survived and on the up


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Re: Growing Hops

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 22:29

Would it be too late to plant hops now?
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby jkp » Wed Mar 22, 2017 01:13

HTH1975 wrote:Would it be too late to plant hops now?


As long as you can still get hold of a rhizome, then it's not too later.

Check out http://www.willingham-nurseries.co.uk/hop.html
or https://www.aplus-hops.co.uk/

you might be able to get a plant that's already started shooting this year.
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby Brewzee » Thu May 11, 2017 20:15

It's also quite easy to take soft wood cuttings of hops I took 3 earlier this year and they all rooted. 2 inches of growing tip.all but 2 leaves removed
Base dipped in rooting powder and a little gentle bottom heat if available. I put mine on my grain bed compost heater.
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby kohoutec » Sat Jun 17, 2017 16:17

My first gold are looking good to me. First year so nothing to compare them to thoughImage
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Re: Growing Hops

Postby jkp » Sat Jun 17, 2017 17:03

My Cascade and Chinook have a good crop which already seem to want harvesting. Very early!
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