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AdrianDBW wrote:
Cool- looks like I could train the bines quite wide straight away anyway.

I'm going to get the shed replaced in the next couple of months, so I'll stick a trellis on the side of it and look to get a rhizome in the autumn, when they seem to be more readily available- apparently they like to be in the ground over winter and get nice and cold before they grow.


Mine went in on November I think, got a decent first year crop last year, hoping to get more time around!
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GHW
Hops in training. Cut back to six shoots (first three or so were removed as are any subsequent ones). It’s already looking much bushier than last year.
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AdrianDBW
Make sure you're not wasting those off cuts... https://www.hedgerow-harvest.com/2016/04/04/hop-to-it-poor-mans-asparagus/
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GHW
Ha, wouldn’t have fed a sparrow
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Chug
Looking good Gareth, [thumb]

I must remember to get a pic of mine, I think its similar to yours, maybe slightly taller but hard to judge the scale, I'm assuming the fence is 5-6ft?
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GHW
Chug wrote:
Looking good Gareth, [thumb]

I must remember to get a pic of mine, I think its similar to yours, maybe slightly taller but hard to judge the scale, I'm assuming the fence is 5-6ft?


Fence is probably 4f6 ish. The shoots are about 18-24 inches, though it seems to grow a few inches per day!
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Chug
Here is a photograph of mine taken a couple of hours ago, its done really well this week [cool][biggrin]

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Chug
AdrianDBW wrote:
Make sure you're not wasting those off cuts... https://www.hedgerow-harvest.com/2016/04/04/hop-to-it-poor-mans-asparagus/


Good one Adrian,

I didn't think to eat my pricking out shoots, they were not wasted though, I gave em to me chooks [thumb]
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