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Posted in thread: Third Year Hops Not Doing Well, Clay Soil on 07-27-2016 at 04:24 PM
A follow-up to the post above:Eventually what happened with those new rhizomes was as follows.
The ones planted in the ground started slower, but eventually outgrew the ones planted in Homer
Posted in thread: Tea from Teamaker, for drinking (not brewing beer) on 07-27-2016 at 04:15 PM
I have only ever made hot tea from the hop cones, but I have enjoyed it every time. It may be
that the plant is still in the first year of growth and establishment.I've heard that from
others, that co...
Posted in thread: Tea from Teamaker, for drinking (not brewing beer) on 07-22-2016 at 03:54 AM
Got a teamaker rhizome from Freshops, and I planted it in some Ocean Forest back in March.It
started slow, but made up for it, as I'm already harvesting pretty dried cones from it.I tried
making some ...
Posted in thread: Fertilizers, Compost, Etc. on 05-19-2016 at 01:41 AM
I have a batch of compost in the tumbler for several months. I've continued to feed it, so I
have not removed it just yet. Today I made some compost tea, nothing fancy, just fresh compost
steeped in w...
Posted in thread: Fertilizers, Compost, Etc. on 05-16-2016 at 03:11 AM
Any of you have success with compost tea (either the "natural" kind, with compost
soaked/steeped in water, or the more manufactured kind, where aeration, molasses, etc., is
involved)? I've heard tell ...
Posted in thread: Third Year Hops Not Doing Well, Clay Soil on 04-17-2016 at 10:12 PM
Sort of a peripheral issue, but I planted some of my new rhizomes in Homer buckets and some in
the ground. The soil in the homer buckets has supported a few years' worth of tomatoes and such
as that, ...
Posted in thread: Third Year Hops Not Doing Well, Clay Soil on 04-13-2016 at 11:45 PM
I'm in Southern CA. It used to be orange groves where I live; about 60 years ago they got rid
of the oranges and built what is now my neighborhood. The soil has a lot of clay in it.A few
years ago I t...
Posted in thread: Another forgetful [email protected], ID Hops Based on Leaf Shape on 03-28-2014 at 03:48 AM
I will try and get a pic of my Zeus hops from last year when I get to my computer. Are these
this year? Mine Zeus and cascade haven't even broken ground.Some of the pics go back to 2010
when the rhizo...
Posted in thread: Another forgetful [email protected], ID Hops Based on Leaf Shape on 03-28-2014 at 02:02 AM
Come on, 100+ views and no one can post a picture of mature Zeus/Magnum/Goldings leaves?
Posted in thread: Another forgetful [email protected], ID Hops Based on Leaf Shape on 03-15-2014 at 06:30 PM
The forgetful [email protected] would be me.I haven't brewed for about four years now, but I planted some
hops in 5-gallon buckets back in the day. After a couple of years, the labels which came with