- Mar 18, 2011
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- Solihull, West Mids
Yeah this is a bit of a last minute ditch effort to get something up to support them as I haven't had time to sort a proper frame out yet. We'll see how long it lasts!Im afraid your support frame is no where near strong enough. In 2 months time when they are bigger a small gust of wind will bring it all down. 8ft fencing posts and washing line is better. are better
I left them on last year and all was fine:thumb:So the hops are growing, but what's the deal with the side shoots, do you leave them or snip them off?
Totally underestimated the growth, no pics tonight but my hops are now over 3m tall and have had to string up a horizontal string work to keep the in checkÃ¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½
I put a mint plant in with mine as its supposed to help with pests i believe and not stunted them in any wayHi this is my hop progress so far just wondering would it be okay stick couple bedding flowers in the pots beside the hopes or would that put hop plant under strain
Yeah I heard that alright I had mint in my flower bed last year for that. Reason and because me and the miss like a mojito from time to time as well lol.. Has to rip it out this year doh because it just was spreading everywhere stuck to my one in the pot... So I would assume a couple pansies or marigolds. Won't do any harmI put a mint plant in with mine as its supposed to help with pests i believe and not stunted them in any way
My PD looks the same so I guess "we` may get enough hops for one brew, fingers crossedMy EKG got it's head removed somehow and didn't really grow more than a foot for several months then suddenly one of the shoots took off and started to climb, don't think I'm going to get anything from this this year but maybe next year.
My prima Donna however has spread allover the shed and has the start of some hop cones forming, not sure if these are going to develop enough to be useful this year, how is everyone else's doing?
I found them on my plant and they pretty much destroyed it in 12 hours.:twisted:Found another THREE b@$ t..d caterpillars on my Fuggle today. Comma butterfly ones - dark brown & white, designed to look like a dollop of bird ****e.
I gave 'em an early flying lesson, they're living with the neighbours 3 doors away now...:thumb:
as posted earlier I found 2/3 on my new baby centennial killing loads of leaves,moved the plant to a new location but leaves are still turning brown like they have been sprayed with fence preservative but the hop is still growing vertically,just hope that it survives this year and comes back stronger next yearI found them on my plant and they pretty much destroyed it in 12 hours.