I have buds!

Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:30 pm

My second year hops are starting to pop*. Yesterday morning (3/9) one cascade and one nugget had buds. This afternoon most of the (seven) nugget and (six) cascade have buds.

I got about a lb each of cascade and nugget last year. Can't wait to see what they do as 2nd year plants.

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Re: I have buds!

Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:25 pm

Hush up! There is still a foot of snow over my hop plants. Should be gone in the next day or so, but still quite a ways from sprouting back up.

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Re: I have buds!

Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:01 am

it's been 50+ here, except the last few days been blowing snow. I knew this was gonna happen, so I covered my only plant sprouting. hopefully we have a wet year.
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Re: I have buds!

Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:39 am

I've got some buds comming up off my 2nd year cascade. I read I should clip them untill the danger of frost is over (april-may up here) any advise?

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Re: I have buds!

Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:52 am

I'd probably clip them. Alternatively, you could place a bucket or a jar over them to shield them from the overnight frost.
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Re: I have buds!

Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:33 am

One of my Fuggles has sprouted, 3rd year so hope I get some good stuff this year. in Fort Smith, AR.
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Re: I have buds!

Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:45 pm

I gotta get to Rapid City, SD and see how my 4th year Nugget is doing.
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Re: I have buds!

Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:47 pm

Nothing here yet...oh yeah, that's right...I haven't planted them yet.

Looking to get Cascade and Willamette in the grow this year.
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