Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > Something dug up my Cascade

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
br1dge
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
br1dge's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 301
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default Something dug up my Cascade

So pissed right now. I went out to check on the hops today and something (a squirrel is my guess) had dug up the root on my best plant. It was a first year Cascade and was 10' tall and going strong. The bine and rhizome were completely severed from the root system it had built. I put it back in the ground. Any chance that it re-roots and grows? Will it come back next year?

Fencing will be going around the other 2 for now and possibly traps. I thought they would be fine because I have 2 dogs that are always out by the garden. Guess not.
__________________
br1dge is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
Pappers_
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Pappers_'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 11,590
Liked 892 Times on 643 Posts
Likes Given: 1962

Default

So sorry to hear about that. I had rabbits eat up all my broccoli and cabbage seedlings before I got the netting up. Very frustrating.

Pappers_ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
jfrank85
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: edwardsburg, MI
Posts: 810
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

when i had first planted my rhizomes i had skunks or raccoons digging them up because the soil was soft. My guess was that they were looking for earthworms. Eventually i put chicken wire around them and i was set. That does suck man, sorry to hear about that.

__________________
jfrank85 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
brewmonk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sharon,MA
Posts: 1,122
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by br1dge View Post
something dug up the root on my best plant..
shoot it.
__________________

-I'm not getting older, but the floor is getting further away.

brewmonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
HALIFAXHOPS
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 19 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: HALIFAX, PA, DAUPHIN, PA
Posts: 704
Liked 42 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 62

Default

I had some problems with groundhogs! Like Bremonk said, Shoot it!

__________________

Got Hops?

There is no problem to big or small not to be fixed by enough beer!
Just do not have your beer held hostage by the wife or you will never get anything halfway done!

HALIFAXHOPS is offline
brewmonk Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #6
frazier
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: illinois
Posts: 1,696
Liked 92 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I had raccoons digging mine up last year. Someone on this forum suggested human urine as a deterrent. It worked! They stopped bothering the plants.

__________________

~
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing slowly." ~~ Mae West

frazier is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2011, 11:33 PM   #7
hopheaddy420
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: billings, Montana
Posts: 12
Default

You mean around the plants with urine I'm assuming... heard this before with rabbits and flowers.

__________________
hopheaddy420 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:49 AM   #8
Fletch78
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Athens GA
Posts: 1,348
Liked 20 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Urine is also 96-0-0 fertilizer.

__________________
Fletch78 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:50 AM   #9
jfrank85
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: edwardsburg, MI
Posts: 810
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

SUPER urea!

__________________
jfrank85 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:51 AM   #10
Fletch78
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Athens GA
Posts: 1,348
Liked 20 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by br1dge View Post
I thought they would be fine because I have 2 dogs that are always out by the garden.
I've had the exact opposite experience; the dogs generally being the culprit of the garden damage, not the protector. Particularly if you use fish emulsion or other organic stinky stuff for fertilizer or soil amendments.
__________________
Fletch78 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
Cascade done growing? tcory77 Hops Growing 4 07-13-2010 06:04 PM
looking for cascade hop rhizomes kegtoe Hops Growing 25 07-12-2010 10:35 PM
Hop ID- Is this a Cascade imaguitargod Hops Growing 6 07-27-2009 10:23 PM
Cascade vs Hallertau Lefty Hops Growing 5 06-13-2009 07:24 AM
I need hops please -Cascade- Desert_Sky Hops Growing 4 07-26-2008 06:43 AM