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Discussion in 'Hops' started by theredone, 13/7/19.

 

  1. theredone

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    Posted 13/7/19
    gents, i planted some hops about a month ago here in BNE, if just noticed a couple of shoots coming through on one lot. bit early isnt it? should i be concerned?

    further, when i initially planted i put them in a 50/50 top soil/manuer mix that filled the large pots about 3/4 way up. but with a bit of rain its compacted down alot and id like to top up to give foots a bit more room to expand out. should i do that now or wait untill they realy start to shoot and get going?

    thanks

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  2. hoppy2B

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    Posted 19/8/19
    Don't bury them too deep. So maybe wait till they get going before putting more mix on them. Visible shoots are always good.

    I think your main concern could be water logging due to the quantity of manure in your mix and the fact they're in pots, so just keep an eye on them.
     
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  3. theredone

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    Thanks for that, yeah I’ve got like 5-6 shoots come ing through now. We don’t really get frost up here so I was going to let them grow to about a foot before trimming them back, thought it might help to get some sunlight to help with toot establishment. I’ll then continue to trim back till it warms up a bit more. Maybe October ish
     
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    If you train them up string as soon as they start growing you will get an earlier crop.
     

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