Early Harvest for Sure!

Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:34 am

I cant believe it but my cascade plant is almost ready to harvest(about a month away). With this warm spring I had cones on my plants in mid may. Compared with august of last year. Has anybody else had early crops this year? I like fresh hop ale in july, but is this global warming or what?
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Re: Early Harvest for Sure!

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:36 am

Oh, yeah, global warming it is!

But just think about it: by you growing your hops you are not only helping to fight global warming while reducing greenhouse gases, but getting some fresh homegrown hops along the way. Well done!
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Re: Early Harvest for Sure!

Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:18 pm

my 3 plants are just shooting bracts out about 6" on the bottom 2 feet of the bines...
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Re: Early Harvest for Sure!

Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:45 pm

I've got bracts on my tettnanger but not on the other plants. They are all growing like gangbusters. It's a crazy year for my hops that's for sure. I might outrun the spider mites if I'm lucky.
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Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:00 pm

I am waging full on war with the spider mites. Luckily they have not gotten to the upper part of the plant.
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Re: Early Harvest for Sure!

Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:44 pm

i need to spray the seven again as well.. :(
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Re: Early Harvest for Sure!

Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:56 am

I just pulled my first harvest off my 3rd year Cascades. 3 dry oz. I'm waging manual war on the spider mites cause my sister in law behind me is now a bee keeper and I'm afraid to use 7. Looking forward to brewing with local fresh honey though.
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Re: Early Harvest for Sure!

Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:33 pm

mordantly wrote:i need to spray the seven again as well.. :(



Neem oil works well for this and is completely organic.
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