Nice! That’s an incredible 1st year bounty.Picked the hartwick. Lowered them and hoses them off real good. Knocked most of the aphids off. Only a few leaves on the inside had a problem and maybe 50 hops with the sooty mildew. I got a lot of hops. I’d say based on the wonderful citrus smell, papery feel and the spring back most were ready with a few not quite on the lower arms so I think with upper gone they will see more sun. View attachment 645185
Also this is ridiculous. Took me and my two boys two hrs to pick all these.
Glad I had chicken wire and zip tiesView attachment 645196
I’ll just move them around every few hrs and cover with a sheet at night.
I’m drying the last of my Hartwick. I’m only gonna get around 2oz dried, total. But like you said, they have a wonderful citrus smell. Very exciting.