I have found that if I start fertilizing with Super Bloom (12-55-6) when burrs start showing up I can substantially increase the size of the hop flowers at harvest. Haven't done any empirical studies, just picked flowers the size of pine cones! Go for it growers!
+1 on the Super Bloom (12-55-6) . I started mine once a week once i see the blooms. My second year plants especially cascades are blooming like nuts. I already harvest 18 oz from one plant and got 5 oz from the other. That was the early bloom, this next harvest is going to be somewhere 30 and 20. Agree the size of the cone were bigger.
Originally Posted by bottlebomber
When I get a really beautifully clear beer in my glass, I will drink it slowly, and study it through the light until my wife tells me I am a fool of a man. I will do anything to get brilliantly clear beer. It is a mark of skill of the brewer.