Tigermoth
Well, I have bit the bullet and purchased four hop plants to grow myself. They are: Fuggle; Kent Golding; Sticklebract and an unnamed variety called WKA 006, the last two being NZ bred but the first two originated from imported stock, Fuggles imported in the 1800's and Kent Golding more recently by a home brewer. I grow my veggies organically so will do the same for these little beauties when they arrive in the spring. I will need to make sure that they get some protection from the wind which could be challenging at times but we will see how they go. 
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Clibit
A great project, good luck with it! Be interesting to see which ones work out best. 
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Gregles
Clibit wrote:
A great project, good luck with it! Be interesting to see which ones work out best. 


Yeah best of luck with them. When is spring in the Southern hemisphere?
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Clibit
Gregles wrote:


Yeah best of luck with them. When is spring in the Southern hemisphere?


After winter I think.


Could be wrong.  [rofl]
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Steve
Clibit wrote:


After winter I think.


Could be wrong.  [rofl]


Stop being silly! It’s before summer 😂😂😂
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Gregles
Pair o' tubes[rofl]
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Gregles
Santa comes in the summer an aw that by the way[rofl]
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Tigermoth
Lol - thanks guys, our spring is your Autumn, exactly 6 months difference. Spring here is recognised as September, October, November. Also you guys are sitting up late, time you went to bed and time for me to get off my harris and do some work!!!
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Steve
Now who looks silly Greg ? 😂😂😂
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GHW
Nice one TM
Your next challenge (which I failed at this year) is to rig up something three metres high for them to grow in on.
My first gold is a dwarf variety but I reckon needs at least 2.5m to grow up. It only had 1.75m this year and has flopped on itself badly!
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Tigermoth
Yup, I've got a spot that should be okay, we had 4 poles that we had climbing roses up and across the tops but we replaced them with bush roses - easier to prune - but the poles are now in urgent need to have something to grow up them, well that's what I tell my wife and she likes the look of hops so its a win win situation. The poles go up and over with a loop at the top and would be at least 3 meters in length in total, if it wasn't raining outside I'd take a photo to show you what I mean. Failing those poles I was thinking of growing them diagonally out from the chicken run which goes up to two meters high and with strings going out diagonally I could easily get three meters - I think. My thought is though if you trim out the top they will still flower below that hight and produce enough for my needs and probably someone else's too, what do you think?
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