Friday, June 23, 2006

Growing Hops: Progress Report

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One of the cascade hops plants is 80 inches today. The other is catching up. All eight plants are looking good. The smallest is still only about an inch or so, but it looks healthy. Still haven't determined what it is that is eating holes in the leaves. Anybody have an idea? What am I doing? Bryan and I are going to try to get the arbor in place this weekend. Right now I'm relaxing on a Friday night with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and getting ready to go to my daughter's piano recital. I love the weekend!
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Chris said...

I don't know the species name, but they are a type of mite. Once the plants are 3-4 feet tall you can prune off all the leaves and shoots at the bottom 12-18" of the plant. I can't remember why this works, but I think it has to do with the sticky hairs on the vine making it difficult for the mites to climb. Like I said, I don't have the science, but having grown them myself I know it works...

Adam said...

Thanks Chris. I'll let you know how it goes.