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Monday, 01 January 2024
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Schmidt Hop Farm Spring Tasks.
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Monday, January 01 2024

Spring is a busy time in the hop yard, as it's the time for planting, pruning, and setting up trellises for the hops to climb. Here are some of the main things you'll need to do in your hop yard in spring:

  • Planting: If you're planting new hop plants, you'll need to do so in early spring, once the soil has warmed up and the danger of frost has passed. Hops can be planted from bare root crowns, rhizomes, or cuttings.

    Image of Planting hops

    Planting hops

  • Pruning: Once the hop shoots have emerged from the ground, you'll need to prune them back to a few healthy buds. This will help to encourage strong growth and prevent the plants from getting too leggy.

    Image of Pruning hops

    Pruning hops

  • Trellising: Hops are climbing plants, so they need a trellis to support them as they grow. You can build your own trellis or purchase one from a gardening store. There are many different types of trellises, so you can choose one that fits your needs and space.

    Image of Trellising hops

    Trellising hops

  • Watering: Hops need plenty of water, especially during the hot summer months. Make sure to water your hop plants regularly, especially if there is no rain.
  • Fertilizing: Hops also need fertilizer to grow strong and healthy. You can use a balanced fertilizer or one that is specifically for hops.
  • Pest and disease control: Hops can be susceptible to a number of pests and diseases. Be sure to monitor your plants for any signs of trouble and treat them accordingly.

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