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Is growing hops difficult?
  • LothosLothos
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    that reminds me i need to set up my trellis this weekend and get them strung up there crawling on the ground allready
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I need to get some twine up......
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  • JerryJerry
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    oh yeah, that's on my to do list. I need to cut down some young pines for poles. I just recounted and it's 24 plants if everything comes up (many first years in there)
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  • C_BC_B
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    To answer the title of the thread. Apparently it is difficult. Of the four rhizomes I planted exactly zero are doing anything, or at least anything above ground. One is probably getting shaded out too much. The other three have no excuse except to smite me. I suspect this to be the reason.
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  • JerryJerry
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    how deep did you pant them?

    Thym
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  • ThymThym
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    how deep did you pant them?



    4' down
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  • C_BC_B
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    how deep did you plant them?


    Fixed. And just deep enough to cover them with soil. But the rain off the roof may have partially uncovered two of them. Not bad, just exposed the to 1/2 inch or so.
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  • ThymThym
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    Mine shot up a few feet really fast. Then stopped. They haven't grown an inch in 3 weeks.
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  • JerryJerry
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    how deep did you plant them?


    Fixed. And just deep enough to cover them with soil. But the rain off the roof may have partially uncovered two of them. Not bad, just exposed the to 1/2 inch or so.


    deeper may have been better. You might want to lay a few inches of soil on top of them if you haven't already.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Lakewood said:

    Mine shot up a few feet really fast. Then stopped. They haven't grown an inch in 3 weeks.



    Must be those growth regulators I sprayed on them before sending them out


    My biggest plant is at about 10feet now. Some leaves are bigger than my hand (pencil like, but long).
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  • C_BC_B
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    how deep did you plant them?


    Fixed. And just deep enough to cover them with soil. But the rain off the roof may have partially uncovered two of them. Not bad, just exposed the to 1/2 inch or so.


    deeper may have been better. You might want to lay a few inches of soil on top of them if you haven't already.

    I did a little, but i may add some more.
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  • C_BC_B
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    I added some soil and watered. We'll see.
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  • JerryJerry
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    I added some soil and watered. We'll see.



    Don't drown them. The biggest advantage to having them deeper is that the soil moisture doesn't change so much down there; making watering a very rare thing.
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  • C_BC_B
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    I added some soil and watered. We'll see.



    Don't drown them. The biggest advantage to having them deeper is that the soil moisture doesn't change so much down there; making watering a very rare thing.

    Maybe this was the problem. Crossing my fingers.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Just forget about them for a few week. The'll be fine (well maybe water them once if you don't get any rain). Don't pet your puppy to death.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    I planted four rhizomes, two sprouted to about 2", then died back, the other two never came up. I am a plant guy, I have never had such poor success planting anything. These damn things must have been DOA.
  • ThymThym
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    Benvarine said:

    I planted four rhizomes, two sprouted to about 2", then died back, the other two never came up. I am a plant guy, I have never had such poor success planting anything. These damn things must have been DOA.



    What the hell. Hops, the impossible plant.


    I think its one of those plants where once it takes off its impossible to get rid of but its finicky at first... either that or its just impossible.
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  • C_BC_B
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    I'm just going to keep watering occasionally and hope for the best.
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  • JerryJerry
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    you're doing it wrong. Plant them and walk away. They take care of themselves for the most part.
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