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Old 07-09-2009, 01:45 PM   #21
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My plants could be doing better. All this rain if over watering them and I have some bugs eating alot of my leaves. I started using a natural fungicidal pesticide, but with all this rain I'd have to reapply it every day!

I think nature is going to take its course this year, as I can't check on my hops every morning.

So far only my cascade is showing signs of cones.

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Old 07-15-2009, 05:07 PM   #22
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Here on the South Shore.
Aphids are growing in numbers on my first year cascade.



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Old 08-04-2009, 04:37 PM   #23
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Got rid of the aphids and flowers are coming in hot!

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #24
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Down on the South Coast, I've harvested my Hallertauer, Sterling and Kent Goldings. I'm trying to get my wife to pick the Willamett today while I'm at work. My cascades are growing up high so I'll have to get a ladder up to see how they are doing.

I'm about ready to get ingredients for a Weissbeer (Hallertauer) and and ESB (Willamette and Goldings).

I think I mixed up where I planted my Hallertauer and Sterling. I can't believe that I could have gotten so much Hallertauer, so I'm switching what I'm calling those 2!

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Old 08-05-2009, 12:55 PM   #25
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We picked 80% of the Fuggles last night.

Mt Hoods are about there and the Cascades arent far behind.

Brewing 10 gallons of bitter and using the Fuggles for FWH, 5 and 0
Still plenty Fuggles left on a rouge vine that wound its way around a cucumber trellis.

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Old 08-05-2009, 01:05 PM   #26
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Hey Babalu, do you think I can stretch out another two weeks without picking? It just ain't in the cards before vacation.

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Old 08-05-2009, 02:50 PM   #27
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Hey Babalu, do you think I can stretch out another two weeks without picking? It just ain't in the cards before vacation.

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What do they look like now?

Once they start going brown its time, they go over the top REAL fast and you'll end up with lots of those all brown do not want in my beer hops.

Two weeks is a LONG time in the hop World
Last year I picked in late August but I'm sure I'll be all done by then this year.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:04 AM   #28
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I planted my first rhizomes last year. I wasn't sure how they were going to do this year because it's been so wet and cold at the start of the growing season. As it is I am at 1350' and it's cooler up here. Our garden is way behind last year, probably 4-5 weeks, so I don't think it's going to produce like last year. But the hops are looking good! In the last few weeks it finally warmed up and they took off. Some are looking pretty close to ready to pick. These photos of 2 plants were taken 2 days ago.
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Wow! First crop plants? You done good!

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Old 08-09-2009, 12:57 PM   #30
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Yes, I'm pretty happy with what I'm seeing out there for 1st crop. Makes me want to plant some more varieties in the spring now that I know that they grow well out here. I've got 2 Cascade and 2 Centennial, I'll have to pick a few more out now.


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