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Old 07-19-2014, 11:08 PM   #11
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Some quick info, I planted the beginning of April I'm located in the St louis MO area and the average temp has been probably between high 80’s mid 90’s. I do short waterings twice a day. I have not added any sort of nutrients to the soil other then Bone meal when I planted the Rhizomes. The Mount Hood has stopped growing and seems to be turning yellowish in certain areas Is there no hope for this one? or is there something I can do to breathe life back into it. !
I just dawned on me what you're doing wrong! You're drowning the plant - quit watering it. Roots need air too. Too much water will do just what's happening to your plant.

I may be a few hundred miles west of you, but I know we've been having similar spring/summer weather. I haven't watered my garden yet this year, and I've got everything from tomatos, peppers, corn, hops, tobacco, flowers. Wait until you see the hops' leaf wilt in the hot sun, then wait a couple days more, now is the time to water - give it a good slow soaking. It's normal for leaf to wilt in the hot sun, check it in the early AM or late evening. Yeah, I know, August is coming with heat, no rain, concrete-hard soil, cracks in the yard, typical. You still shouldn't need to water the plant more than 2 or 3 times in August. Let the plant tell you when it needs a drink.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:20 PM   #12
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I just dawned on me what you're doing wrong! You're drowning the plant - quit watering it. Roots need air too. Too much water will do just what's happening to your plant.

I may be a few hundred miles west of you, but I know we've been having similar spring/summer weather. I haven't watered my garden yet this year, and I've got everything from tomatos, peppers, corn, hops, tobacco, flowers. Wait until you see the hops' leaf wilt in the hot sun, then wait a couple days more, now is the time to water - give it a good slow soaking. It's normal for leaf to wilt in the hot sun, check it in the early AM or late evening. Yeah, I know, August is coming with heat, no rain, concrete-hard soil, cracks in the yard, typical. You still shouldn't need to water the plant more than 2 or 3 times in August. Let the plant tell you when it needs a drink.
Water 2-3 times in August?!? Maybe you get plenty of rain where you are but I don't think this is very good all around advice. I used to water every 3 days in the spring but with the 90-100°F weather, I have had to water every day and my plants love me for it.
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Get your soil tested like PBJ said. I buried mine this year in 1/3 manure, 1/3 mushroom compost, 1/3 topsoil mix with blood meal fertilizer (made into a 10-1 water solution) every 2 weeks, and a vigoro 10-10-10 solution weekly. This tends to give me decent results.

For next year, pull back your mulch from the crown and treat your soil according to its needs. This is what my plants need to do what they do and I seem to get good results. YRMV.

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