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Offline csu007

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Growing plants with hops?
« on: June 13, 2017, 07:46:13 PM »
So I was wondering if I can plant some "barbcue " rosemary in the same bed as my hops? I have 3 hop vines growing up 3 8ft ladder trellis'. Space is not an issue.
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Re: Growing plants with hops?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 06:50:34 AM »
I used to grow rosemary next to my hops. It seemed to help repel some pests. The problem is that the rosemary will grow both up and out into a moderate bush. Depending upon how big you let the rosemary get and how close to the hops it is planted, it may begin competing for space.
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Re: Growing plants with hops?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 06:53:01 AM »
I see know reason. As reverseappachemaster mentioned, if you live where rosemary survives winters you need to think about how big it will get.
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Re: Growing plants with hops?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 11:27:22 AM »
The plant size is definitely a concern. I usually plant marigolds by my hops, they're supposed to provide homes for ladybugs and helpful insects that feed on aphids. I don't know if it's worked, but you can look at some other options.
http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ccdms/yg/120811.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pest-repelling_plants

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Re: Growing plants with hops?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 12:01:29 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up planting the rosemary in a pot, so that i can take it in for the winter.
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drank, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.