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Posted in thread: Hop Seeds? on 07-23-2015 at 11:51 PM
Always good to meet another person enthusiastic about growing from seed. 1) Yes, there are a
few active threads on this board. Here's the one I started: Quite a bit. I have 2 small yards
Posted in thread: Compost and spent grain on 07-23-2015 at 10:58 PM
The spent grain is low carbon and should be considered a "green" material. It also likes to
clump, causing aerobic conditions. Together, these can create a big stink. Unless you have
leaves laying aro...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-21-2015 at 05:27 PM
New sprouts! Yes, these are from the same batch of seed that was started back in FebruarySome
of the seeds germinated in the first week. Over the next few months many more popped up. After
a long lull...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 07-14-2015 at 12:56 AM
Say hello to a few hundred friends of mine. First year buddies getting their grapple on.
Wrestling for the best spot in the house.Interesting... That's one way to sort out which have
the most vigor. H...
Posted in thread: Hops Viruses on 07-08-2015 at 10:37 PM
I am not an expert, but these do not look virus related. Viral infections are usually systemic
and will display symptoms on large sections of the plant. The leaves are often the place to
look for symp...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-06-2015 at 05:50 PM
Those were actually the seedlings you started back in Feb?Yep. This yard was specifically set
up for the first years. They are less than 6 months old. You're very close on the view. These
hops are out...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-06-2015 at 03:19 PM
On the 4th, we visited the other hop yard, where all the first-year plants are. I was
pleasantly surprised. The soil here isn't that great, and it's been a month since my last
visit. I came armed with...
Posted in thread: So...You Want to Breed Your Own Hops. on 07-03-2015 at 04:37 AM
Congrats ffaoe. It's a boy!
Posted in thread: Dying Side Arms on 07-01-2015 at 10:13 PM
Looks like the plant decided it wasn't time to dedicate resources toward flowering and went
back to the main growth phase. I wouldn't worry, as long as the main plant is still growing
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 07-01-2015 at 04:34 PM
The second year plants all have burrs, but two of them are really showing off - thousands and
thousands of cones starting to form. This one is NHB015 (Magnum x Cascade). With a little luck,
each of th...