The chinook is 3 years in the ground.
I have only disturbed it once, right when it was about to start shooting this year to cut some zomes off.
This year I mainly use cow manure and put some on about once a month.
Have a worm farm and put worm tea on it once ot twice a week.
Use seasol, have sprayed that on about once a month.
Also mulch with sugar cane at about $11 a bale.
Have not used any pest sprays, seems like the spiders and wasps that live in the hops get most of them.
1st 2 years I was getting 25kg bags of Searles 5 in 1 Plus (organic plant food containing Cow, Fowl and Sheep Manures, Mushroom Compost, Zeolite, Blood and Bone, hoof and horn plus added Trace Elements and Minerals).
I think that is the best, trouble being none of my local garden places or hardwares seem to sell it any more.
This year the frame is about 4 metres high and wide so the plant can spread out for maximum sun and ease of harvest.
My other hops are williamette, por, herbrucker and perle are not going as well.
I have realised that my failure to make a large enough frame for the others has held them back.
So next year I am keen to make a massive frame for each of them.
My neighbour is more than happy to let me walk on his garage roof to pick the hops and sample the beers.
400g holy crap. Chinook too - that's gonna taste full on. You must be addicted to Alpha Acid and I suggest you get help. :lol:
Jokes aside, well done on the crop and amazing hop vine - how do you get so many? Let us know your growing regime - fertilise? drip system? mulch? pest spray? planted multiple chinook rhizomes? How old are your hops?
Sorry to bombard questions but darn curious to know. I have two Chinooks and they're doing bugger all so I could use some pointers!