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dave45
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Hops

Post: # 290930Post dave45
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Anyone growing hops in Lancashire latitudes ?

Got any tips?

I've had some random hop variety self-seeding/propagating in my garden for ages and I made some beer with them last year... now I want to grow a recognised variety.

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Re: Hops

Post: # 290949Post Green Aura
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:59 am

A neighbour used to grow them in his greenhouse, if I remember correctly, but I've not known anyone growing them outdoors.
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Re: Hops

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:02 am

Ah well, I am gonna do it anyway... Chinook, Saaz and Willamette plants arrived yesterday!

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Post: # 290954Post Green Aura
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:44 pm

:thumbright:
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Post: # 290957Post MKG
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 pm

Apparently, Dave, 55 degrees north is your latitude limit. As that goes through Newcastle (the on Tyne one), you should be OK.
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Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:32 pm

I remember when I lived in Scotland that there was reputed to be an old settlement site at the bottom end of Loch Lomond that had hops. As I grew up involved in hops I just HAD to go and find them, and sure enough they do grow (and ripen) in Dunbartonshire, at 56 degrees north.
I grow them here purely for nostalgic reasons but they only ripen some years, too humid and not warm enough summers. (at 51 degrees north :iconbiggrin: )
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Re: Hops

Post: # 290969Post Flo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:05 am

They will be fine if you have good shelter from wind.

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Post: # 290970Post dave45
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:29 pm

Well, they are now planted. So we shall see.... only 6 feet away from the vigorous random hops growing out of the borderlands/wastelands. Hop poles and stringing to sort too. Looking forward to this.

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Post: # 290971Post Flo
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:31 am

Three things will happen - they will grow, they will thrive and you will have so many you'll be trying to give them away or they will do what other trials do (fail with joyous abandon).

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