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Posted in thread: Is there a magic angle? on 07-07-2011 at 12:34 AM
Well here are some nuggets on a 68 degree angle. They are much shorter this year than the
previous 2 years where I grew them on a traditional trellis system. Earlier this year I put
them on a maypole ...
Posted in thread: Why Cut Hops Back on 06-27-2011 at 06:22 PM
I have no idea what it would be for your region but it's done here in Washington in order to
maximize lupulin and AA as much as possible.Another ...and maybe more important reason is that
Posted in thread: Why Cut Hops Back on 06-27-2011 at 05:29 PM
I have heard this from a number of hop growers on this forum and other documents and other
research and for a while have followed this practice...however there really seems to be no
reason for this ot...
Posted in thread: two complete harvests in one season? on 06-27-2011 at 04:26 PM
Short Answer - yes with some varieities.Long Answer - We get a dual harvest here with most all
the high alpha varieities. Our Chinook, Brewers Gold, Nugget, and Liberty are always a dual
harvest and w...
Posted in thread: Hop diseas SOS on 06-17-2011 at 03:29 PM
The cones look like Alternaria Cone Disorder - this normally comes with late season Downy
Mildew -see this link - yellowing leaves are also indicitive of Downy - you may have it in
the crown.While t...
Posted in thread: Harvest Time in TN on 06-02-2011 at 01:13 AM
ok here is the deal...you need to keep your plants trimmed to the bine at least 2 to 4 feet.
This is to help with air circulation and helps to keep pests from having a ladder to go up the
bine. It als...
Posted in thread: Harvest Time in TN on 06-01-2011 at 08:16 PM
I keep the plants trimmed off the ground about 2 feet....so when I cut back I leave about 4 to
5 feet of bine. Cutting back to the crown..as I have found...is not so good a practice...just
leave some ...
Posted in thread: Harvest Time in TN on 05-31-2011 at 07:29 PM
Mostly I am done in late August ,early September. Just depends on variety. After I am done with
this harvest Ill cut everything back and let it all grow again.How many plants do you have
Posted in thread: Harvest Time in TN on 05-31-2011 at 02:40 PM
The bines start poking through in the first week of March. Burrs start in April and normally by
the first week or second week of June I start harvesting the high alpha varieities. Ill get
Posted in thread: Harvest Time in TN on 05-31-2011 at 11:53 AM
Well the Nuggets are ready to pick and there are lots of them. They are pretty early this year
-about 2 weeks ahead of normal. Guess all the rain and the heat have been good for them. Even
the late tr...