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Old 06-25-2012, 12:16 AM   #151
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Yes I leave those up(side garage door, not used).

The cone development just started a week and a half ago and I would say there are about 50 so far. They are all at different stages but it looks like there are a lot more to come. If these make it through the summer heat without developing some type of fungus from the heat I plan to try many different varieties. I'm glad to see other people are tackling this in Florida even though everyone says they can't grow here. I was amazed at how limited information there is for growing in the south.



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Old 06-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #152
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Ive read that you use 5x the weight if they are still wet.... Other than that I assume you would use the same amount of dried whole leaf cones, in weight of course, as you would pellets. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
I listened to a Brewing Network podcast where it was stated that fresh wet hops are 60 to 80 percent water if I remember correctly. That means 2.5 to 5 times the weight of dry hops if using wet.


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Old 06-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #153
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Found a video on YouTube of a guy growing hydroponic hops in Arizona. His Nugget looks to be doing quite well.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #154
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Sri Lanka Weevils have attacked my hops! $&@/:;!!

Ok just two leaves chewed on yesterday but it seems like it ate a lot for one day. I am trying dish soap spray to keep him away. Any thoughts?
Dish soap may not be enough for these guys. Since I am considering a real pesticide while I have cones/flowers, does anyone have an approximate harvest time for South Florida hops? I want to pace the applications so I dont use too much and it is gone by the harvest.

I have seen vids that suggest when the cones are crackly like paper they are ready. I am looking for an approximate time of year for South Florida hops.

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:30 PM   #155
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Propagating 2 sidearms from my Cascade today giving me 5 plants, 4 of which will have been propagated from the 1 I was given. I dont know why more people dont do this.

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Propagating 2 sidearms from my Cascade today giving me 5 plants, 4 of which will have been propagated from the 1 I was given. I dont know why more people dont do this.
I tried this but not very seriously. I cut a few sidearms a couple of days ago and just stuck them in the ground.
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Thats what I did with my first 2 but today I used some rooting hormone and potted it with some plant tone mixed in.

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Dish soap may not be enough for these guys. Since I am considering a real pesticide while I have cones/flowers, does anyone have an approximate harvest time for South Florida hops? I want to pace the applications so I dont use too much and it is gone by the harvest.

I have seen vids that suggest when the cones are crackly like paper they are ready. I am looking for an approximate time of year for South Florida hops.

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Not sure on the harvesting, I've read once they have produced lupulin glands. As for the bug issue- try an actual soap insecticide product like soy soap, the key is multiple applications till they are gone. Best to apply in the evening as most pest like this feed at night.
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Not sure on the harvesting, I've read once they have produced lupulin glands. As for the bug issue- try an actual soap insecticide product like soy soap, the key is multiple applications till they are gone. Best to apply in the evening as most pest like this feed at night.
I definitely need to apply something stronger. I came home and thumped 6 of them off. The damage is more obvious now.

My cones are only dime size, are starting to get crackly, but dont appear to have glands yet. After handling the cone i smelled my finger ( ha ha) but no hoppy smell. I am going to apply insecticide tomorrow pm and wait the prescribed time before considering harvest.

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Just get organicide from home depot. It's natural and safe. It's worked great for me.



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