Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Hop cones disappeared

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
held79
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tell City, IN
Posts: 63
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Hop cones disappeared

I have a 1st yr plant that I was excited to see had several cones forming. I've been keeping an eye out for bugs and noticed one day all the cones, and some leaves, were gone. It looks like something cut the stems. I found 5 short fat green worms I picked off and fed to the fish but the cones didn't vanish until a few days later. Any ideas?

__________________
held79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,235
Liked 453 Times on 360 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Got deer around?

__________________
ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
held79
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tell City, IN
Posts: 63
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I considered that. I would hate to see the deer that could reach up to 7' +.

__________________
held79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2010, 11:33 PM   #4
ChrisS68
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 563
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Some dumba$$ stoner probably thought he was scoring some chronic.

__________________
ChrisS68 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2010, 06:42 AM   #5
held79
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tell City, IN
Posts: 63
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

No more ideas besides deer and potheads?

__________________
held79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
FrFtr28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northwest PA
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

It's possible that a deer stood up on its hind legs to reach them. Were any cones lower on the plant eaten?

__________________
FrFtr28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2010, 03:09 PM   #7
samc
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,420
Liked 53 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

I've seen birds steal the cones. Could also be that you only found 5 of many green worms. I've had deer pass through my yard without stopping for hops.

__________________
samc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2010, 03:16 PM   #8
homebeerbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebeerbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Home, where the beer is., Taxachusetts
Posts: 1,839
Liked 73 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samc View Post
I've seen birds steal the cones. Could also be that you only found 5 of many green worms. I've had deer pass through my yard without stopping for hops.
I have a robins nest in one of mine, and it's the one with the most cones. They don't seem to be interested in the hops, other than to build the nest.

I'm sure there are plenty more worms than just the 5 found. That's probably where the cones are going.

And samc, the reason the deer didn't stop for the hops is because they're waiting for you to make beer with it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
My taint is sore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DakotaRules View Post
... I just threw up on my wife.
homebeerbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #9
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 132 Times on 125 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by held79 View Post
I considered that. I would hate to see the deer that could reach up to 7' +.
Most deer are quite capable of feeding standing on their legs, but I've never had a problem with them eating my hops. Too busy stripping the apple trees.
__________________
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2010, 06:04 AM   #10
held79
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tell City, IN
Posts: 63
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

All the cones were gone from about 5'-11'. Those heights are a rough guess. The cones were only about the size of a pea, if that big.

__________________
held79 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cones per oz. howabouttheiris Hops Growing 12 05-03-2014 03:38 AM
Should I see cones? bbrim Hops Growing 9 07-11-2009 11:18 PM
Got Cones? CodeRage Hops Growing 52 07-01-2009 06:00 PM
Hop cones already?? JoSeR Hops Growing 8 05-26-2009 01:34 AM
Cones jagg Hops Growing 6 06-29-2008 09:24 AM