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2019 Hop Plantations

Discussion in 'Hops' started by SwagBiker, 19/8/18.

 

  1. fdsaasdf

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    Posted 8/9/18
    Nothing popping up here (BNE) for Cascade, Goldings or Victoria plants. They have about 2inches of sugar cane mulch on each and after a long dry winter there is regular rain/sun here now.

    I'm just about to spring clean / weed and feed the lawns; should I be feeding my hops anything in particular now?
     
  2. garage_life

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    Posted 9/9/18
    I've had 2 Chinook dormant in pots since last season, starting to show activity, no bine shoots yet. Just seasold and a bit of liquid organic dynamic lifter at modest rate, I'll let you know when they pop. BNE NW.
     
  3. fdsaasdf

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    Posted 9/9/18
    Victoria popped up today! No sign from the other two yet. I might give them all a powerfeed and seasol later in the week.
     
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    Posted 9/9/18
    I recognize that. Aquaponics! i think i remember when you first planted them. Aquaponic hops are um, different.
    Huge stems, trunks, to the diameter of a 50c coin. Most the nodes sit above ground dormant and visible all through winter. Many more spring out from underneath as well until its like some huge Kraken creature. I just had to remove one from the grow bed that was fun! not. This started as a tiny cutting experiment. Its not even 3 years old yet. Last season I got 3kg dry off this Cascade.

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    I now replaced this with Tettnang. The Tettnang has failed every year in the ground through 2 seasons now so its the new experiment in the Aquaponics this year see how it goes. Shooting days after planting. This was a week ago they are now to 2 foot long.

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  5. garage_life

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    Posted 9/9/18
    Sweet fancy Moses! What a mutant! Hope she flower like a hot damn!
     
  6. pirateagenda

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    Posted 10/9/18
    yep i definitely took some inspiration off your kraken cascade :bowdown:

    should i trim some of the nodes back or let them go?

    I need to get some more fish in the pond too. had a leak and had to replace the liner, which led to a mass fatality of my fish... only have a dozen let at the moment!
     
  7. koshari

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    Posted 10/9/18
    fuggles and cascade coming up.


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  8. Belgrave Brewer

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    Posted 12/9/18
    Centennial rhizomes just starting to rise here in VIC. Field is ready for spring. It won't be long now for the rest of them.
     

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    Posted 13/9/18
    Hi all
    All of my plantings have started to rise with the Dr Rudi plants going gang busters, I noticed that when I dug then up late winter that the root structure was far and away the most developed of all my plantings from 1st season cuttings, I was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience with this variety?
    Anyway I have hung all my ropes, I use 10mm sisal as I feel it gives a furry like surface for the bines to grip on to and is cheap enough to replace every couple of seasons.
    Will update again when frames are loaded and again just prior to harvest.
    Happy growing and brewing.


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    Hi, I'm really interested in the potential for trying to grow my own hops though I'm not sure how successful it will be in Perth. Can you point me in the right direction for obtaining my own rhyzomes?
     
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    Posted 14/9/18
    You have a few choices in WA for rhizomes outside of home growers.

    https://www.facebook.com/SouthWestHops/

    https://www.facebook.com/Kracanup/
     
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