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Old 05-30-2008, 03:03 AM   #1
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i have very small spiders maybe about 2mm in size with small webs that are on set up on my hop supports. i didnt think they would do the hops any harm and might eat bugs that will? so do i let them stay or give them the soap spray?

 
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:13 AM   #2
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i have very small spiders maybe about 2mm in size with small webs that are on set up on my hop supports. i didnt think they would do the hops any harm and might eat bugs that will? so do i let them stay or give them the soap spray?
They might help deter aphids or beatles.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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Defiantly leave them!
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:35 AM   #4
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there is the spider




i have 9 growing and only one is doing this on the bottom two leaves. would be from the spider would it?


 
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:14 AM   #5
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Killing spiders is bad karma plus, If you think of traditional hop fields, they probably don't kill spiders, but I may be totally wrong.

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Old 05-30-2008, 04:20 AM   #6
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To prevent the spiders from getting out of control consider releasing ninjas in your hop garden.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:32 AM   #7
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:15 AM   #9
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Spiders are GOOD, don't KILL them. Your hops will thank you. Oh and Spiders ONLY eat insects, they are not designed to eat plants or make spots on your leaves.

 
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:55 AM   #10
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