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Forum: Hops Growing 01-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Zulu
I will update pics when I get to PC

I will update pics when I get to PC
Forum: Hops Growing 07-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Been a bit lax on this topic. As much sun as...

Been a bit lax on this topic.

As much sun as you can get, hops grow best where the days at e very long , ie 40 deg latitude and north.

We have replanted our areas that were not productive, and...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 05-14-2010, 01:10 PM
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I come from South Africa , thus the Zulu...

I come from South Africa , thus the Zulu handle.... so when trying to find a name I decided to start looking for Zulu names.

Scrolling down I came across Zenzele - which translated is Do It...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-19-2010, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Zulu
If we are talking first year , let it all grow,...

If we are talking first year , let it all grow, more green equals more root.

Each variety will grow at different times and rates.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2010, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Zulu
We have over-seeded the field with Red Clovers...

We have over-seeded the field with Red Clovers for N benefits, but still see low Nitrogen issues each year. When i mow , it is mulched right back into the field.

Miracle Grow is HIGH N (12:4:8),...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2010, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Zulu
You will have no problem.... Because you...

You will have no problem....

Because you have so many varieties, you are going to need space, 4- 5ft between plants.

If it were me, to make memory easy I would plant them in Alphabetical order...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2010, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Yes pot it now, but you will need a big pot, like...

Yes pot it now, but you will need a big pot, like an old Tree pot from a nursery. 2ft size

It will relocate easily enough when you move as long as it gets water.

When you get to June/ July ,...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2010, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Yep by now they will be growing, just dig up a...

Yep by now they will be growing, just dig up a chunk of growth, keep it moist while you transport and plant immediately when back home.

Cut back most of the green growth, leaving just a few leaves...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-16-2010, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Zulu
To bring this back to the top... Year 4...

To bring this back to the top...

Year 4 starting....

With very cold weather with no breaks right up to Mid March (first time in 20 years) the hops literally sprung out the ground after getting...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Zulu
If it a new rhizome and no other shoots , just...

If it a new rhizome and no other shoots , just leave it be for now, wait till new shoots start to grow, or you might kill the plant. A few leaves growing are better than none.
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Zulu
With door closed temp gets up to 120-140deg in...

With door closed temp gets up to 120-140deg in full sun, so I think that is why it works so well. Dark and hot with plenty of space, we are only using about 1/8 of it at present for hops, rest is our...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Zulu
It is a steel 20ft container standing in full sun...

It is a steel 20ft container standing in full sun at edge of the hops field.

Only power I have is 30ft away 3 phase, so not bothered to fix anything in way of fans yet, and it worked fine last...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Hops will grow up just about anything. We...

Hops will grow up just about anything.

We used 1/4" Sisal rope for 3 seasons and have changed to Nylon now as tired of replacing and fixing ropes.

I have had some bines grow up the 1/8" steel...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Zulu
3 days on the drying racks, no forced air at this...

3 days on the drying racks, no forced air at this stage

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Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 03:54 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Love these scare posts. While there is some truth...

Love these scare posts. While there is some truth , this is not the nightshade that people are making it out to be.

If you do research on this topic you will find a single reference and plenty of...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Zulu
I never did get professional opinion from Hops...

I never did get professional opinion from Hops growers on this, but my horticultural friends all told me to leave all first year growth, let them grow and it will create a bigger root system for next...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-15-2010, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Hops are Nitrogen pigs...... you will always be...

Hops are Nitrogen pigs...... you will always be trying to keep N high.

I use Miracle-grow in the watering system, approx every 2 weeks and use a general 12-12-12 or 10-10-10 at beginning of...
Forum: Hops Growing 04-05-2010, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Zulu
4 liters per week in one good soak in normal...

4 liters per week in one good soak in normal soils.

If sandy more, if clay not needed to be as much.

We do twice a week around 1 gallon per plant each time. ie I have 2 gallon per hour drippers...
Forum: For Sale 03-30-2010, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Just to clarify. Our Hops farm is a tiny...

Just to clarify.

Our Hops farm is a tiny Homebrew Club project (100 odd vines- 9 varieties in bulk and another 6 test varieties) established to see if alternative crops like hops can be planted...
Forum: Soda Making 03-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Zulu
I grew up making Ginger Beer this way. We...

I grew up making Ginger Beer this way.

We used an old recipe my grandmother used.

5 Liters warm water, 2KG Sugar, 3 teaspoons Ginger Powder and some grated real ginger. We use about 1/2...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2010, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Zulu
Horizontal - 1" below surface, with good soil /...

Horizontal - 1" below surface, with good soil / compost mix.
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2010, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Zulu
You wont have an issue, easy to find after one...

You wont have an issue, easy to find after one years growth, and just hack a chunk out, moved a few without issue, it is the small thin Rhizomes that I had issues with taking growth , when direct in...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2010, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Zulu
I actually agree with this... having planted over...

I actually agree with this... having planted over 100 rhizomes, my success with pre-planting them in pots and putting into greenhouse for a month , got almost 95% , but direct in ground I got less...
Forum: Hops Growing 03-29-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Zulu
2 weeks before last official frost date for new...

2 weeks before last official frost date for new rhizomes, plant about 1" below surface and use rooting hormones to help them.

Make sure they wont drown , must be well drained soil. or mounded...
Forum: For Sale 03-29-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By Zulu
Need some hops

Some of you followed my progress last year... now of course I do have some rhizomes available.

Nugget, Cascades and will have Chinook as soon as I can make the time to get them cut. $3 plus...
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