Has anyone grown their own hops?

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paul_holmes

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Has anyone grown their own hops?
« on: February 06, 2007, 08:45 »
I have got seeds to start growing hops. I hear they grow as high as 10 feet and I am concearned they may need more space than my allotment. If anyone has tried this then I would love to know, I havent planted them yet, so if anyone can help then let me know.

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Paul
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muntjac

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Has anyone grown their own hops?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 11:14 »
we get wild ones growing here .for the return on hops you need a lot of them growing and they can get 15ft +
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Has anyone grown their own hops?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 12:28 »
I've ne'r tried it me'sel but seen it dun Grow 'em on frames 'bout 9 ft north end of the plot. Like Karl says can grwo bigger and you do need a lot of 'em If you have the space go for it
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DavidW

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Hops
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 13:05 »
Hi I've grown hops on my allotment for four years, i bought the plants from mail order (Golding and Fuggles). I train the plants up strings to height of approx 16 foot. 6 shoots from each plant are trained with the other being cut off, you can replant these cut shoots for additional plants next year. I normally cut the plants down in early September, and dry the hops for beer making. The plants are quite easy to grow, after i cut them down, i just cover the plants with well rotted manure or compost and they will return in the spring.

Hop this helps, also have a look at the site shown below

David

http://www.hopshop.co.uk



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