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What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« on: April 07, 2013, 06:36:34 AM »
Just wondering what type of soil combination everyone is using out there for their hops. I want to change it up this year. Typically I will just top off with organic soil but want to use either manure,compost,or some sort of mixture but there are so many options at the store. Any input would be helpful.

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Re: What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 04:36:31 PM »
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Re: What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 05:36:40 PM »
I just used good top soil last year when I planted and they did pretty well for first year hops. I planted eight more rhizomes this year and mixed two bags of manure/humus compost into the 8 mounds. The top soil for these mounds is from the same source as last years. I'm expecting better results this year. I got them in the ground much earlier this year too.
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Re: What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 05:44:56 PM »
I'm using a half wine bbl filled with miracle grow potting soil and a scoop of cacca doodle dookey

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Re: What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 07:05:24 AM »
I planted in a combination of garden soil and manure compost. The local soil is terrible here so I planted in containers.
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Re: What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 05:12:16 PM »
I needed to top off my soil in my containers as well. I decided to go with a soil that had manure mixed in. Lets see how they turn out this year.

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Re: What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 08:08:40 PM »
I use Miracle-Gro moisture control in my containers. I can't really report on its effectiveness as last year was only year one and the plants were decimated by bugs anyways.
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Re: What do mixture do you use for your hops?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 05:54:34 PM »
Miracle Grow potting soil here (in pots). This is my second year and I dumped half of what was left over, pulled any remaining roots then mixed in Miracle Grow soil. I also gave it some regular miracle grow when I first watered them.

FWIW the fertilizer in the potting soil only lasted until around June, then I had to give it some every few weeks.

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