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Old 05-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #21
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pete, i strongly suspect your crowns didn't die. they went in to shock and dropped all their leave. be patient, new shoots will emerge. it's what happened with mine last year. i wish they're include warnings to this effect...
I pulled them up and put them back down with some compost, mulch and a little fertilizer. I'll keep on waiting.


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Old 05-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #22
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Fredrick? You're just up the road from me then. I'm on 108 near Elioak Farm
That's a long road

I was in Columbia just Tuesday...


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Old 05-29-2013, 04:14 PM   #23
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The centennial rhizome finally decided to grow some bines with only ~1 months delay Better late than never!

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First flowers on some of my hops plants are forming These pictures of my Magnum hops were taken this morning:



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Well the only thing I've got left that's still alive is one lone Cascade, which is currently in a flower pot full of potting soil. It's growing tall but the lower leaves are dying it seems, I've been spraying it with some pyrethrin spray after spotting a few spider mites, but I'm still getting leaves turning brown at the edges and withering.

Any ideas? I was toying with planting it back in the ground now it's got some height on it (almost five feet tall now) in a much bigger hole with some more potting compost.

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Show us some pictures. I don't think planting it back into the ground would be a good idea. Transplant shock at this time of year could seriously set them back. It's just too hot - and you'll destroy whatever root system it's been able to develop in the pot.

It could just be nutrient deficiency - with all the rain we've had any potted hops are going to be nutrient deficient - esp Nitrogen - which will often present with yellowing and death of the oldest leaves as the plant scavenges N from them to feed the new growth

Of course the other option is the dreaded Downy Mildew - which does like damp weather - but the symptoms you describe don't sound like it.

I'd start with a nice general fertilizer - lower leaves that are turning yellow most often means Nitrogen is lacking but I'd bet you are short pretty much all nutrients after all this rain. Either way it can't hurt.

Try it and let us know how they look by the weekend.

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I'll grab some nitrogen containing fertilizer from my local friendly hardware store and give it a go.

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Well the thing grew off the top of the cane I had staked in the plant pot, so I moved it to the back of the garden to try and train it on my string setup. Gave it some fertilizer and a watering and now all the leaves have fallen off.



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