Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Hop garden
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-25-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
Johnmike24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Scranton, PA
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Hop garden

I started my own hop garden this year. Hopes grew better then expected for the first year. Even got a few ounces of cascade hops. Now its time to cut them back. I wanted to make sure i did it right. Should i just cut them back down to the base right above the soil?


Johnmike24 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,969
Liked 308 Times on 160 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Here's some good info.

http://www.freshops.com/garden.html#harvest


EdWort is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 08:22 PM   #3
bigjohnmilford
bigger than most
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bigjohnmilford's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: southern mass
Posts: 2,299
Liked 67 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 112

Default

Thanks for the link
__________________
What's your hobby Ray? Drinkin. Want a beer Buddy?
bigjohnmilford is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2007, 11:06 PM   #4
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,673
Liked 141 Times on 134 Posts

Default

In the hop fields, there is nothing vegetative left after the harvest, just bare dirt. That prevents bugs from wintering over.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 12:25 AM   #5
Madtown Brew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 259
Default

If the plants are already dying back, then yes, cut them down to the soil line.

If they are still green and seem to be growing, then I'd wait and let them finish out the season. Allowing them to die back naturally will ensure that the plant has stored away all the energy it can in the rhizome for next season. Cutting them early will just interrupt that process.

Definitely remove all old plant material after the plant has "died" back. As David_42 states, this prevents nasty bugs/fungi from overwintering on the remnants and reinfecting the new growth next year. This includes removing any fallen leaves from the ground around the plant site.
__________________
Fermenting:
rye farmhouse ale
Oktoberfest
flanders red
Kegged:
Oktoberfest
Madtown Brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 12:59 PM   #6
Johnmike24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Scranton, PA
Posts: 21
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks for the info!
Johnmike24 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 01:39 PM   #7
Cregar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cregar's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 702
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

kinda off subject but can you grow hops on a apartment balcony... if so, how big of a pot should I plant it in?

Cregar is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 02:22 PM   #8
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,853
Liked 76 Times on 56 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cregar
kinda off subject but can you grow hops on a apartment balcony... if so, how big of a pot should I plant it in?
Have you seen the size they grow to? !!!!
__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.
Orfy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 02:40 PM   #9
Cregar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cregar's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 702
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by orfy
Have you seen the size they grow to? !!!!
Yea... I thought I could run a wire or something around the perimeter of the balcony and wrap the plant around that.
Cregar is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 02:57 PM   #10
Madtown Brew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 259
Default

I live on a second floor apartment w/ a balcony and I've been considerimg tying this myself. No reason why you couldn't train the plant to wrap in and around the balcony rail horizontally.


__________________
Fermenting:
rye farmhouse ale
Oktoberfest
flanders red
Kegged:
Oktoberfest
Madtown Brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Hop Garden homebeerbrewer Hops Growing 4 04-16-2012 07:13 PM
hop garden help rarjr Hops Growing 17 06-16-2009 07:50 AM
$50 Hop Garden blefferd Hops Growing 0 03-27-2009 11:32 PM
Sad day in the hop garden cuinrearview Hops Growing 7 06-10-2008 12:39 PM
hop garden? okbrewman General Techniques 4 03-26-2008 03:34 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS