Tuesday, June 16, 2009

hops are starting to climb

The hops growth is accelerating, I think. I started training them on strings recently and they have taken to them nicely. Here are the Centennial and Golding bines. Need to do some weeding!

The Cascades are doing well, but are a little smaller. The Fuggles never came up. I haven't cut any of the shoots.

The other day I spotted a few aphids. I know hops are aphid magnets. I've been crushing them by hand, but that's not a sustainable method of control. Ladybugs never seem to stay around. I'll have to do some research.

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