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Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Vesparados, Apr 20, 2021.
They popped up again this year and look pretty happy. I extended the stringing this time.
That’s awesome, you guys that grow hop have me envious. Something I’d like to try one day
Do you expect they will reach and exceed the top?
We had them tied to the rail last year and they needed more. I think the extra six or so feet will be about right.
We missed the harvest window this year, so ended up with fewer year 2 hops than year 1, but the vines are looking good for year 3.
I planted my first lot of hops earlier this year, Phoenix, Chinook, Fuggles and Cascade but the Chinook hasnt survived. They others are doing well. Next year will be interesting as I don't expect much of a crop this one.
Mine grow about 20' and then across and back down.
I ordered some rhizomes this year . . .
and Mount Hood
soooooooo excited about growing
It's amazing what a little rain and sunshine can do!
Wow quite a height. Mine is a puny 12 inches.... the vine that is...
The bine that is.
These bad bines get new coir this year. Time to string them up.
so whats going on here?? Rust??
Looks like the early stage of Verticillium Wilt. Are the vines themselves swollen, and perhaps darker or brown inside?
If so, it's a fungus, use a fungicide, cut the nitrogen in the soil (e.g. stop fertilizing) and let the soil dry out much more often.
But the symptoms are very similar to Mosaic Virus or Apple Virus. This is carried by aphids. Take a careful and close look at the undersides of the leaves, aphids are tiny white bugs. See one, that's enough. Aphids cause other issues, so treat them in any case, even if Mosaic is not the problem.
The gentlest start is garlic/peppermint/neem oil and the like, Home Depot and others sell a mix of plant oils in a hose-attach bottle, a bottle is good for a season of treatments every 5-7 days. This, for example. The same company (Dr. Earth) sells a fungicide too. You can get stronger pesticides too, ask at a real nursery.
Also see the attached.
Thanks Duno..I'll take a closer look for aphids as that was what I first thought. As for the swollen bine, worth a look as my fertilizer is compost with a large amount of vegetable scrap and grass clippings but that was only an initial application in late winter....
Coming along nicely, Cluster is a BEAST!!! But everything is growing now, the new plantings have all broken ground, there will be Saaz and Northern Brewer in the future.
The Chinook HAS survived. I left the skimpy root stock in place - it looked dead but I thought I'd leave it. Glad I did. It sprang into life and there are now 6 wonderfully green leaves on it. I plastered the surrounding with slug pellets... just in case.
I transplanted the hops I had growing in the garage. Picked a bad day to do it, too sunny and warm. They all looked like they got a major sunburn and the leaves turned whitish and died. They are starting to recover finally.
There was one plant with just a small sprout but I broke it when putting in a watering line. I think its a gonner. Don't see any new activity.
Just leave it alone but water it. It doesn't want to die so will sprout again as long as the root conditions are good
Yikes! I think I need a bigger tree! That ladder is at 13 feet!