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#1 Yob

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:28 PM

So starting a little early this year.. mostly because it's time NOW to prepare your holes or soil if potting..

 

I dug up my cascade today to raise it up and improve drainage, the improvement I did consisted of the following.

 

1 part soil from the existing hole

1 part compost material

1 part soil from the chicken coup

 

I got a bit tired of knocking the bricks loose so got a bag or mortar and busted out the old trowel

 

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so by the time winter passes and spring hits, all that good nutrient will be broken down and available for the plant. I'll mulch it with a bit more compost soil after the soil has settled a bit.

 

Also note the irrigation.. Ive had enough of manual watering.. this year is gunna be painless.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:22 PM

You don't think the lime in that mortar is going to have a negative effect on the compost and chicken shit?



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:33 PM

Nope.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 06:02 PM

Hi All,
I've managed to get some Cascade rhizomes. They are from 4 year old plants that were completely dug out due to the owners moving and putting there place up for rent. The original rhizomes were from a grower who is supplying Black Duck at Port Macquarie.

I've only previously purchased rhizomes that were 10-20cm in length so am not totally sure what to do with these monsters. My plan is to cut them into sections of 10-20cm where buds are present.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:11 PM

To grow or sell?

If selling, perhaps put in the buy and sell thread?

30cm with a few sets of nodes is a good start.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:16 PM

I'm still cutting back last years growth which I let go wild as they were rhizomes. A good feed and a heavy mulch for winter is on order.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 08:35 PM

To grow or sell?

If selling, perhaps put in the buy and sell thread?

30cm with a few sets of nodes is a good start.

 

To grow.

 

If I have any left over I would be keen to swap but will post them in the for sale thread.


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:17 PM

There are a lot there.. Big things I guess, hope you have plenty of room.

It's time now to do your mounds and soil work, add trellis and lines, you're also gunna need to keep those zomes moist and cold...

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:15 AM

Looks like there may be a fair bit of root material in there. The difference is rhizome has nodes whereas the roots don't. You want the rhizomes. Also, some species have these tuber kind of things for nutrient storage. I don't recall Cascade being one of them. You don't need the tubers or the roots. Follow Yob's advice about 30cm with a few nodes.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:39 AM

To grow.

 

If I have any left over I would be keen to swap but will post them in the for sale thread.

I'd gladly take some off your hands :D



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:45 AM

To grow.
 
If I have any left over I would be keen to swap but will post them in the for sale thread.


If you do have any to spare Panda just one zome would be great.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:04 PM

So there were nodes poking out of the soil on my plants from last season, which I have now covered with a layer of chicken manure pellets and more soil.

 

Was that the right thing to do? Or should I leave the nodes exposed?



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:37 PM

I'd have done mulch then compost then mulch in thin layers but yep, should be right, the nodes will push through when the time is right... Resist the urge to dig looking for them when it comes time.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 01:17 PM

Sneaky annual leave Friday has given me a chance to get stuck into the hop yard. The existing varieties (Mt Hood, Cascade, Chinook and Goldings) all got some fresh soil, a good whack of cow manure and topped off with pea straw mulch. These are coming into their second season and I was pleasantly surprised to see just how much they've grown! A lot of nodes ready to go come spring.

Dug in two new varieties as well - Victoria as well as some wild rhizomes I collected down in the Otways at the end of Autumn (Canterbury Goldings if the Internet can be believed).

Having learned my lesson from last season, all varieties have already been bird protected to stop the damn black birds from making a mess of them again.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 03:46 PM

Correct, likely to be Canterbury Goldings, I've got one of those too.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 03:47 PM

Correct, likely to be Canterbury Goldings, I've got one of those too.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 02:44 AM

So I bought about a dozen cascade rhizomes which are currently keeping moist in the crisper section of my fridge.

 

I've got access to a bit of land with plenty of room to plant them on (in Sydney, with full sun). 

 

Sounds like I should be preparing the soil now? I might do that on Monday. Any tips? (for starters, if I go to Bunnings, what soil & nutrients should I buy and roughly how much will I need for the number of rhizomes I have). 

And what about protection from wildlife? 



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 08:18 AM

So I bought about a dozen cascade rhizomes which are currently keeping moist in the crisper section of my fridge.
 
I've got access to a bit of land with plenty of room to plant them on (in Sydney, with full sun). 
 
Sounds like I should be preparing the soil now? I might do that on Monday. Any tips? (for starters, if I go to Bunnings, what soil & nutrients should I buy and roughly how much will I need for the number of rhizomes I have). 
And what about protection from wildlife?


I got pointed to this article, should answer some of your questions.

http://www.aussiehom.../article91.html

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 08:46 AM

Once a year I get a ute load of horse manure from my local pony club for $10, good cheap way to add organic matter to the soil and I leave what I don't use right away in a pile to break down further and use throughout the year.



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Posted 12 June 2016 - 07:11 PM

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Moved the Compost bin along with all the compost from the previous house owner this arvo. Removed about half a bucket of lollie wrappers and other foreign objects.
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You can see the bin in its new location in the background. Nice evening for a fire, a few CPA's & a couple of Homies when the CPA's run out.
Tomorrow I'll be on the shovel prepping Zhome sites.