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Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by howopeeps, Apr 1, 2012.
I am thinking about growing some hops this year. Live in NE Ohio any tips, advice
Growinf hops is pretty easy. if you have e er grown anything before you should be alright. like most plants they take time patients and a little.common sense. google how to grow them and you will get a bunch of ideas. the only thing i would say is really.important is.giving them the proper place to climb and watering them very often the first year. dont give them a lot but try to give them.some.every day or every other day depending on your enviroment and.the type your trying to grow. I'm on my third year and i love it
Please tell me you just posted that on your phone while driving because otherwise I think you are having a stroke.
Hops are easy to grow. Just Google "how to grow hops". Cascade is always a solid bet for a hardy hop.
Another thing that I would add is to plant different varieties at least ten feet apart. I learned this the hard way and had to dig up and transplant my willamettes this year to keep them from getting mixed up with my cascades 5 feet away. when I unearthed the roots they were as big around as my leg and had run at least 5 feet in every direction. and this is only their third year!
Here is a picture from last summer. Cascades on the left willamettes on the right. Way too close together!
I am doing this too! I'm still an apartment-dweller, so I'm potting them. Starting off with medium pots (12") and transplanting the ones that take into bigger pots. I ordered them online at Freshhops, got some Cascade and some Centennial.