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Old 02-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #151
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I got a couple tomato cages for mine, they are only 54 inches so I'll still need to add twine at some point but it will work for now. You could also make your own trellis, I found this on YouTube.
http://youtu.be/zwWvO7loI5g



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Old 02-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #152
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Definitely recommend making some sort of improvised trellis. What I've been wanting to do is make one from two boards hinged together so I can lower the upper half come harvest time. Just attach another piece of wood hinged to the lower half that works to keep the two locked in place when upright but doubles as a sort of kickstand when the upper half is lowered down. Not sure if my words explain it well enough but I've gone over the plans with a friend and it should work great.


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Old 05-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #153
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So is anyone else starting to get cones yet?....




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Primary : Oak Aged Chocolate Stout
Primary : Atocha Amber
Primary : Smoked Porter
On Tap : Mosaic/7Cs APA, Cypress aged Chocolate Stout, Arnold Palmer Berliner Weisse, English Porter
On Deck : Jackfruit Hefeweizen, Pink Lemon Wit

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Old 05-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #154
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All of mine have stalled out at about 3 feet tall. I had some powdery mildew, some bugs, the spires broke off. They are just starting to come back. I have drip irrigation for them now and some neem oil spray. I'm gonna get these things to grow dammit.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:07 PM   #155
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All of mine have stalled out at about 3 feet tall. I had some powdery mildew, some bugs, the spires broke off. They are just starting to come back. I have drip irrigation for them now and some neem oil spray. I'm gonna get these things to grow dammit.
I use Organocide and it has been great. Also make sure they gets lots of nitrogen.
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Primary : Oak Aged Chocolate Stout
Primary : Atocha Amber
Primary : Smoked Porter
On Tap : Mosaic/7Cs APA, Cypress aged Chocolate Stout, Arnold Palmer Berliner Weisse, English Porter
On Deck : Jackfruit Hefeweizen, Pink Lemon Wit

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Old 05-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #156
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What do you use as a nitrogen source?

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #157
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What do you use as a nitrogen source?
The water from my turtle tank. If you have a fish or turtle tank the water is filled with nutes. If not just use fish emulsion.
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Primary : Oak Aged Chocolate Stout
Primary : Atocha Amber
Primary : Smoked Porter
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On Deck : Jackfruit Hefeweizen, Pink Lemon Wit

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #158
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All of mine have stalled out at about 3 feet tall. I had some powdery mildew, some bugs, the spires broke off. They are just starting to come back. I have drip irrigation for them now and some neem oil spray. I'm gonna get these things to grow dammit.
The same thing happened to me. I trimmed mine back to the ground around the end of April and I'm already seeing some promising growth again. Slower than I would like to see but growth.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:07 PM   #159
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Had one, magnum take off like crazy, and stalled at 3 feet. Leave a bit eaten, some just turning brown. So I cut her back to ground. Little buds starting again. Fuggles is about a foot 3 aggressive bines
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #160
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=You could also make your own trellis, I found this on YouTube.
http://youtu.be/zwWvO7loI5g
thanks for sharing this video, I wanted to make or buy the same thing but was a little discouraged from it. This vid puts into perspective, how easy finishing my trellis will be, especially with my buddies table saw!



 
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