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10 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

I was thinking centennial and columbus. Do some grow more vigorously than others? Im not too late am I? I can also buy actual plants

First year growths usually aren't the greatest.  In the years after that, depending on how many you plant, you may end up with more than you would want lol :)


This is 1 small section of a Cascade bine... and we had 6 cascade bines that year. 

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13 minutes ago, kedogn said:

First year growths usually aren't the greatest.  In the years after that, depending on how many you plant, you may end up with more than you would want lol :)


This is 1 small section of a Cascade bine... and we had 6 cascade bines that year. 

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Holy freaking hell that is sweet

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I went with centennial and columbus. Ive been thinking about the placement of the plants for a few weeks now and i think i have a spot figured out. I was tempted to just throw a few rhizomes by the chain link fence in the graveyard behind my house... 

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6 minutes ago, Creeps McLane said:

I went with centennial and columbus. Ive been thinking about the placement of the plants for a few weeks now and i think i have a spot figured out. I was tempted to just throw a few rhizomes by the chain link fence in the graveyard behind my house... 

Give them a spot with as much sun as possible, and somewhere to grow. 

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This is the contraption that a friend built to grow hops for us 6 years ago.  He puts twine from the top line down to the ground for the bines to grow up and eventually over and back to the ground.  Has worked like a champ :)

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I have 4 bines of the centennial plant growing. Am I right to cut down three of them so the plant focuses on growing the one bine? I dont really have room for 4

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1 hour ago, Creeps McLane said:

Centennial has 13 buds poking through now. Jesus, whats a guy to do?

Sounds like first-world problems!

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In all honesty though, I say let 'em rip. You're not going to yield many on the first harvest and you might lose a few over the winter. If not, we will just start calling you Hops McLane!

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6 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Year ones harvest. Small but satisfying. My fingers smell so good. 

 

While I'd love to smell them, that would be weird. I'll just take your word for it. 

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9 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Year ones harvest. Small but satisfying. My fingers smell so good. 

 

  Now you have to stop them taking over your yard......

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Just now, Nickfixit said:

  Now you have to stop them taking over your yard......

They're in planters. Next year, bigger planters. But to be honest, a yard full of hops... sounds great 

 

next year I wanna have them growing sky high and have a hammock underneath them. 

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1 minute ago, Creeps McLane said:

They're in planters. Next year, bigger planters. But to be honest, a yard full of hops... sounds great 

 

next year I wanna have them growing sky high and have a hammock underneath them. 

Yeah - should be easy, I read they get REALLY big.

But planters should keep them of limited (manageable) size by restricting the roots.

For REALLY BIG, plant them in the ground on top of a big heap of compost. and give then 20 ft poles.

 

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43 minutes ago, Big Sarge said:

What are your yield totals @Creeps McLane?

A whopping 0.6 oz of Columbus! Ill just dry hop with it. Bit i started with one rhizome of Columbus and one of centennial and if im not mistaken i now have 2 columbus and 16 centennial... that was a good investment. Hop planter is on my mind now. Year two hops will need more room

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11 hours ago, Creeps McLane said:

Year two hops will need more room

Yes sir!  The pic below is me wrapped in only part of 1 of our 6 bines from year two when we grew hops. :) That right there almost filled a 7 gallon bucket by itself. :) 

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