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Old 05-05-2008, 05:10 PM   #11
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first i dug out about 6-8 inches of dirt, then i tilled in a couple bags of sand. Then i tilled in a couple bags of compost and then a couple bags of top soil. i made my mounds and planted the rhizomes. Mine have only been in the ground 4 days so no sprouts yet but the water just drain quickly.


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Old 05-05-2008, 05:43 PM   #12
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first i dug out about 6-8 inches of dirt, then i tilled in a couple bags of sand. Then i tilled in a couple bags of compost and then a couple bags of top soil. i made my mounds and planted the rhizomes. Mine have only been in the ground 4 days so no sprouts yet but the water just drain quickly.
Where about in Marietta are you? I'm extreme NE Cobb Co.


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Old 05-06-2008, 01:29 PM   #13
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i am off of new chastain road. Extreme north marietta.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:29 PM   #14
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Hell where are both of you???
I am extreme east between Sandy Plains and Johnson Ferry.

For or lovely Ga clay mix in Compost, and Garden soil. That soil conditioner that HD sells lightens up the clay really nicely. The clay is a bit acidic so add about 2# of dolamitic lime per 100sq/ft To enrich the soils nutrients buy some bone meal, blood meal, and Triple phosphate. All organic all slow release.

I got some bat guano from a friend of mine and that stuff mixed with the above......just WOW!!
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Hell where are both of you???
I am extreme east between Sandy Plains and Johnson Ferry.

For or lovely Ga clay mix in Compost, and Garden soil. That soil conditioner that HD sells lightens up the clay really nicely. The clay is a bit acidic so add about 2# of dolamitic lime per 100sq/ft To enrich the soils nutrients buy some bone meal, blood meal, and Triple phosphate. All organic all slow release.

I got some bat guano from a friend of mine and that stuff mixed with the above......just WOW!!
Sandy Plains and Shallowford pretty much (live off Wigley).

Too late for now for the mixing of the ground.... but I will use that for the rest of the area next planting season. I'm using a liquid 24-8-10 I think (24 for sure). I was wanting to buy nitrogen pellets but they don't carry in store... online only. I used Moo-Nuer (sp?) bag with a cow on it heh. Used that also for my small herb/veg garden
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #16
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we need to get together sometime and share brews sometime. I am having people over on the 17th to celebrate 1 yr of homebrewing.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #17
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Are any of you guys members of any brew clubs around the area? I know there are a few ITP but I don't feel like driving 40+ miles to a meeting . There needs to be a brew club in the Cobb County Area.....

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p.s. sorry to keep taking this thread even farther off topic
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we need to get together sometime and share brews sometime. I am having people over on the 17th to celebrate 1 yr of homebrewing.
My Bday is 16th and heading to allatonna for the weekend for some drinking and relaxing.... mini vacation which is a less than a week before my actual vacation. Congrats on the 1 year... Mine is in mid of June.

There is one out of a LHBS called Beer Depot/Beer Necessities right near north point mall... and thats the only one I truly know of.
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Not extremely helpful for this year, but for next year starting a compost pile would be your best bet to turn the soil directly around the hops fertile. When done properly compost has no odor and you can put ANYTHING you would normally eat/drink in it. I have a small yard and so can only create a yard or two of compost, but during the accumulation phase almost everything biodegradable goes in there. It's 52F outside right now and yesterday my compost pile was ~140F.

So basically set aside a small area for composting and begin putting all of your yard/kitchen waste material in there. Make sure you keep a good bit of carbon sources (leaves, hay, paper, etc.) to offset all the greens (nitrogen) and always have a foot or so of light dry cover overtop (I use a combination of straw/hay. Let it do its thing this growing season and after the harvest and the bine cutback chuck this partially decomposed stuff right over the hops. Continue to make more compost over the "winter" (in quotes since you're from Ga), and next spring put the new compost around the rhizomes. Do that for a season or two and you should have VERY fertile ground.

There is also a product some people with extreme clay soils swear by but the name escapes me. It's some liquid that has enzymes and such to facilitate aeration of the soil. Sounded a bit far-fetched to me, as the compost has all the advantages plus providing nutrients, but some people love it.
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Slightly off topic but i posted a get together for us in the brewing event/local gatherings

http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=66307


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