Happy Spring I guess!

Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:18 pm

Thanks to our mild winter, my hops have decided it's time to wake up. Having spent the last two years trying to keep up with their growth by building a trellis as needed, I decided to bite the bullet and build a real trellis ahead of time.


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Re: Happy Spring I guess!

Thu May 10, 2012 4:44 am

That's awesome. My next house will have a hop garden/trellis of some kind. I'm thinking cascades, centennial, colombus and chinook. I've never asked, but is all the work with the tending/care and harvesting and drying worth it?
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Re: Happy Spring I guess!

Thu May 10, 2012 4:56 am

is all the crushing, cleaning, boiling, chilling, and sanitizing worth it?
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Re: Happy Spring I guess!

Thu May 10, 2012 11:36 am

I have 1 cascades plant on the side of my garage, I just picked up 3 more, and planted them on Tuesday.
Last year i lost them due to the hurricane that came up the east coast, hopefully this year will be better!
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Re: Happy Spring I guess!

Fri May 11, 2012 2:01 am

My Cascades are about 4 feet tall already here in CT. I was hoping to have my trellis repaired from storm damage last year but I haven't had a chance. Best get moving.
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Re: Happy Spring I guess!

Fri May 11, 2012 3:44 am

8foot Magnums, 4foot Nugget, 3foot sterlings and my little cascades are only about 2 feet.
1st year with more than 1 variety, so cool how the plants look different didn't expect much of a difference.
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Re: Happy Spring I guess!

Tue May 15, 2012 12:28 pm

My 3rd year Cascades are over 13' and ran out of stuff to grow on. My other 4 varieties of new plantings are 2-3' high. Exciting times!
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Re: Happy Spring I guess!

Tue May 15, 2012 2:41 pm

My cascades, centennials, and nuggets are all about 4-5 feet in ct! Should be a good season.
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