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  • Posted in thread: Frugally farming fuggles on five acres of french finery on 12-01-2013 at 05:50 PM
    The frugal concept intrigues me for some reason....good luck with your project.

  • Posted in thread: Soil mix for raised beds on 11-14-2013 at 05:13 AM
    A lot of folks seem to swear by a 50/50 mix of potting soil and sand. I like good loam/topsoil
    mixed with some sand and high organic matter (compost/manure). Throw in some spent grain to
    make sure the...

  • Posted in thread: Winterizing hop plants on 11-12-2013 at 04:07 PM
    I bury my tubs to ground level and compost them just like my actual hop yard hills. In the
    spring I pull them out let them grow.

  • Posted in thread: New England weather this year on 06-23-2013 at 03:51 PM
    My established plants are doing fine. The second phase of hop yard expansion seems to be having
    a tough time. I have about 25 more plants I would like to put in.... September will be the
    target month....

  • Posted in thread: The Frost Is Coming. on 05-13-2013 at 06:09 PM
    Wicked frost here last night too. FEF

  • Posted in thread: How much vertical growth before a trellis is needed? on 05-10-2013 at 10:18 PM
    They will eventually fall over under their own weight, say 12" to 16" depending on variety.
    Then your concern is moisture contact with top soil on the base of the bine, you can develop a
    contact rot i...

  • Posted in thread: Cloning Attempt on 05-08-2013 at 03:55 AM
    I have not yet settled on a plan of attack so to speak. I am leaning toward larger containers
    for this season and a full time home for them in 2014. Suggestions and thoughts are always

  • Posted in thread: Cloning Attempt on 05-07-2013 at 03:06 PM
    First round of cuttings are potted. 12 days from cut to pot.... not too shabby I think.

  • Posted in thread: Cloning Attempt on 05-04-2013 at 08:27 PM
    119933Looks like it's gonna work!

  • Posted in thread: Has Anyone Started A Small Hop Farm And Actually Started Selling To Breweries? on 05-03-2013 at 06:12 PM
    "What is your industry saying relative to the long-term market potential?" The Mass DAR states
    that the craft beer industry here in Taxachusetts can use 100 acres of hops. They have started
    a craft be...