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Old 05-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #11
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Just installed a soaker hose for the one side and will wrap it around the other side later... not looking at using that till I go on vacation.... I dont mind doing it by hand. Is just wrapping on the side of the mounds (buried in it but just on the edge) ok or should I also run it along the top of the mound not buried as well?

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I have a big black ant colony (big black ants.. not the tiny ones but not the killer beyond human sized ones either ) in the center of my trellis pretty much... are anta a problem or are they your friend for hops?

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Old 05-07-2008, 04:15 PM   #12
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2 have sprouted so far.... 1 from Magnum and 1 from 1 of the Mt Hoods... NOT EVEN A WEEK! Ill have pictures tomorrow probably.

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Old 05-10-2008, 02:27 PM   #13
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Well so far all but 3 rhizomes are showing activity. The Magnum is close to 7 or 8 inches now. 1 Sterling, tetnanger, and 1 Crystal have not done anything yet visible. Most only have 1 bine shooting and only 2-3 I think have 2+ going.

I am surprised they are growing this quickly. I have only watered them twice so far.... water meter shows them pretty moist when I go and check on them.

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:43 PM   #14
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Well.... my trellis is the same size as last posted.... I think it was 3 rhysomes died. Still have a problem with weeding..... so..... Im gonna try and pull the crappy lil buggers out before they just die off on top and then toss over a sheeting that will stop crap from growing all around it. throw a small layer of dirt across all of it.. then mulch on top of each mound.

Then late winter/early spring i will erect the rest of the trellis and hopefully it can stay..... ill shoot the pres of the HOA if he doesn't like it. I'd even bribe my neighbors with beer to not care about it... haha!

Question.... being that I didn't harvest the bines at all..... am I safe to cut them off or let them keep growing and die naturally?

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Old 10-22-2008, 01:58 PM   #15
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it will die back naturally as it gets colder and the days shorter. leaving them is better, to let it build up the roots. does it freeze in ga?

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:25 AM   #16
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actually its just about to freeze they say in an hour or so.

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we're supposed to have rain switch to snow this evening... w000t. my bines are just about all brown and dead, but they grew well this past season.

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Just installed a soaker hose for the one side and will wrap it around the other side later... not looking at using that till I go on vacation.... I dont mind doing it by hand. Is just wrapping on the side of the mounds (buried in it but just on the edge) ok or should I also run it along the top of the mound not buried as well?

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I have a big black ant colony (big black ants.. not the tiny ones but not the killer beyond human sized ones either ) in the center of my trellis pretty much... are anta a problem or are they your friend for hops?
Do you still have the ants? They could be Carpenter Ants which love wood. Not sure in GA, but they have them here in CA. Get rid of them anyway.
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Well..... Its the new year and most of my hops lived!!! WOOHOO! Some are growing pretty rampant!

Installed weedblocker on the ground, added more soil on the mounds... put in a few new rhizomes, and mulched the mounds.

Currently:
Mt. Hood - 2
Perle - 2 (new)
Sterling - 2
Sunbeam - 2
Tettnanger - 1
Ultra - 1

The trellis will be finished hopefully before Easter as i need to get these bad boys growing up. This is definitely looking better this year.

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There's a black forest brewery in frankenmuth michigan the brewer is a friend of mine.

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