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Posted in thread: Side arms again: train low ones up or let lay on ground? on 07-05-2015 at 10:55 PM
The lower sidearms, say from about 5 feet down, don't really give you any hops to speak of so
you may as well remove them, especially if they're creating a mass of vegetation as you say. If
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 07-03-2015 at 08:16 PM
I really don't have time anymore to be doing the hand pollination thing so he gets free access
to the whole harem. In the first picture, there's a ladder to the right side in front of the
male. His po...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 07-03-2015 at 06:25 PM
Checking my babies today and saw this. Looks to me like male parts starting to grow. Am I
right?Hopefully in a year or two he'll be as handsome as Rex.
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-01-2015 at 04:58 PM
Burrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Looks like a blizzard's on the way!
Posted in thread: Side arms and burrs, why does no one talk about it? on 06-27-2015 at 11:55 PM
Every variety is unique. Some are early, some are late and some are mid-season. This fact and
many others (growing location, soil conditions, cultural practices etc) will determine when
they begin to ...
Posted in thread: Hop aphids cause enough stress to turn plant male? on 06-27-2015 at 11:46 PM
You're cool, those are little burrs!
Posted in thread: Hop aphids cause enough stress to turn plant male? on 06-27-2015 at 04:57 AM
The differences in appearance between first and second year plants can be pretty drastic.
You've got a week or so before you'll actually be able to tell what type of 'parts' those will
produce and eve...
Posted in thread: Local Hop Farm Tours on 06-25-2015 at 05:14 PM
For the Michigan and Ohio folks out there interested in checking out some local hop farms,
Here's two: and Michigan operations are a few years ahead of Ohio when it comes to
infrastructure so you'll...
Posted in thread: Spider mites I'm afraid on 06-25-2015 at 01:21 AM
I've been 'side-dressing' at full strength for . . . ever. One of the best slow release forms
of N around! Recycled hops?
Posted in thread: How do I know when to harvest? on 06-24-2015 at 03:15 AM
Here's a good post about how to determine dry matter % at harvest (also final moisture after
drying). There's a lot of variables when trying to figure out the right time by sight and touch