Discussion in 'Hops' started by Yob, 9/7/17.
They were grown by Belgrave Brewer
My cascade, from September till last week. At one stage there you can see some bug got to them and I thought they were gone for a while, we went on holidays, came back and they had fought back by themselves.
I got the info from this site
And now dis:
Jumbo sleeping bag style drying rack. Made from a swisse voile "cocoon". I give it a few bops each time I go out for a beer (so only 5 or 20 times a night, right), for two or three days until they feel dry.
They look great, how old are the plants?
I trialed some last year and sold some through YOB when he was running the Hop Dealz site. I can sell some this year. PM me if interested, I'll be doing 250g bags this year.
Where are you located matplat? I'll have some spare Victoria flowers this year.
Third croppers this season.
That is amazing!
Anytime. It's been a long 3 days. Now to package it all and clear the drying room for next weeks picking.
1st year hop flowers beginning to form, very exciting times...
Just picked 1kg from a 2.4m section of first year bines, still more to pick in that section. I'm really surprised.
Side question, I want to build the soil 15-30cm above the current level of the crowns to build a garden bed in that section of the yard.
Will this affect the bines in subsequent years, should I leave the crowns at the lower level they're at when backfilling the soil? Should i dig them up and replant them at the new level of the soil?
I'll be using organic topsoil in the pH 6.5 range
3rd first year cascade just beginning to develop burrs, first 2 have flowers developing whilst one other hasn't shown as much vigor.
None of the 4 fuggles showing any signs of flowereing yet :-(
Do the noble and noble-esque hops like Mt Hood just not have that aroma of the American C varieties?
I have this Mt Hood that looks ready, but doesn't really have much aroma with the exception of some subtle floral notes.
Is it ready or should I wait a few days longer?
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