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Old 05-22-2013, 12:43 AM   #21
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So now I have noticed some white thing on the hops which I have taken a picture of, along with some general browning spots on leaves, but I have sprayed it with neem oil which makes me wonder why the bugs are there.

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Also when can I cut the bottom leaves, and is there a general rule of thumb for cutting them besides finding a sharp blade/scissors to cut them with. Like should I cut the decaying/bad leaves off as close to the base as possible or should I leave like 1/4 inch stub... etc

Thanks guys much appreciated



 
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:26 AM   #22
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The white "bugs" are the old skins of aphids that they moulted out of (like snakes). They do not mean that there are currently aphids on your plant, as the skins can stick around a long time, but you should take a second look.



 
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:35 PM   #23
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Leaf update, things are looking better

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Old 06-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #24
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What did you do? I'm having a hard time with my plants.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:09 PM   #25
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I spray with neem oil once a week and miracle gro twice a week

 
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:03 PM   #26
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So there has been a lot of rain lately and I think it has been washing off the neem oil because a ton of the leaves are chewed up I would put it at about 80%. I was able however to get some pictures of the culprits:

This little guy was on a leaf near some of the chew marks, however, I am not really sure what it is:
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This little green guy was hard to spot, I'm not sure what it is, I don't think its an aphid but who knows I'm not an expert. But he was conveniently located at the base of the chew marks on the leaves.
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If anyone knows what they are or how/if to kill them, becuase the neem oil keeps getting taken off the plant as it continuously pours in MD as of late.

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:46 PM   #27
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Same boat here. Can't tell if its rain, too much water or lack of nutrients. Lower leaves are drying and splotchy, upper parts are still growing and starting to flower. Hit it with neem about a week ago to stave or bugs and mildew. Any thoughts? One thing I've considered is I only get partial morning sun. They are shaded after 1pm.

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Old 06-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #28
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With the heavy rain, I actually started just putting the Miracle Gro Granules around the base of the plant right before a big rain, and that helped some with the yellowing of my lower leaves. How often do you fertalize it?

 
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #29
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I've only given it some miracle grow once about a month ago. Since then its started this trend and I was afraid I'd burnt the leaves or overwatered so I was afraid to fertilize more.

 
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #30
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Try just putting the Miracle gro granules directly on the soil and let the rain water it in. Thats what I have resorted to with these recent heavy rains



 
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