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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2011, 06:49:08 AM »
Thanks guys....I live in Riverside, CA.  It's almost desert like conditions.  The good news is that the forecast is calling for 90 degrees through the week.  The noble hops aren't doing so well (Sazz, and Hallertauer) compared to the American high alpha hops.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2011, 09:49:53 AM »
Great photos gentlemen!

My hops are forming nicely. I gave them a shot of nutes yesterday. I'm thinking about a late July/ early August harvest at this point.

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what kind of nutrients do u suggest using?  I'm thinking of adding some to the plants that are struggling.

Hops prefer a soil pH = 6.0/6.2.

The best way to get nutrients to the soil is by adding various green manures to the soil. (clover, vetch or other legumes) These manures will slowly break down and add nitrogen to the soil. If you want a quick response then I would add some nitrogen to the soil through a more direct treatment like Miracle-Grow or other Nitrogen bearing product. Mulch is a great way to add fertilizer over the long haul as it will compost and add nutrients to the soil.

Her's an informative article to get you going.

http://www.crannogales.com/HopsManual.pdf

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2011, 03:12:22 PM »
What method do you you use to measure soil pH?
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2011, 06:45:36 PM »
What method do you you use to measure soil pH?

I haven't measured the pH of my soil, but the University of Delaware Agricultural Department has reported that almost all of Delaware's soils are naturally acidic in the 6.0-6.5 range, so I take that advice in confidence.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2011, 08:08:40 PM »
First year growing hops.  A friend gave some roots from his cascade plants.  They seem to be doing good.  Only problem is they are growing up past my trellis.  I have just been letting them droop down, but should I trim them at the top to stop the growing?
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2011, 11:17:01 AM »

Here's a Cascade


Update on previous post, as of July 7 they're busting out.




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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2011, 02:59:20 PM »

Here's a Cascade


Update on previous post, as of July 7 they're busting out.




They look really healthy.

My Cascade are coming along nicely as well. I am anticipating harvesting them within the next 4-6 weeks.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2011, 09:08:48 PM »


Willamettes.

Up here in Minnesota the early season was kind of slow going, but things are hopping now...
I can't believe some of you are talking about harvesting already.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2011, 09:23:41 PM »


Goldings. Someone said earlier they would considering rippipng theirs out if they don't get growing. Mine took 5 years of TLC, but I love the fact that I have some in my yard. The one on the right is the 5 year old, the other is a root cutting from it that is in year 3.

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2011, 09:29:44 PM »


a close-up of a Willamette.



and a Goldings close-up
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2011, 10:13:21 PM »
Things are looking up in CO this year!




They may have benefitted from some earlier trimming and training, but I'm sure they'll still produce something I can brew with...

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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2011, 10:59:09 PM »
wow, all you guys have some healthy looking hop plants.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2011, 12:06:42 AM »
And you guys in the US are way ahead of my UK grown stuff. I wonder if it's the climate, or the varieties.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2011, 02:24:34 AM »
And you guys in the US are way ahead of my UK grown stuff. I wonder if it's the climate, or the varieties.

I've got the same issue here, mixed varieties, nothing looking like what they've got. Mine are just now putting out lots of laterals. I wouldn't worry.
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Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2011, 09:07:11 AM »
Things are looking up in CO this year!



Wow!

Nice crop.  :)
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