Friday, April 30, 2010

End of the Line

The Cascade bine has now reached the end of the line at the top of the pole which makes it over 15 feet in length. Not sure what I'm going to do with it now, but I guess I could just keep letting out more twine from the top and let it droop down. I figured the bines which eventually reach the top, just not so quickly.

More hop cones are continuing to develop on the Cascade and the existing ones are getting quite large. Some of the bines on the Nugget are starting to grow side arms now which will lead to hop cones as well.

While doing my daily check of the plants, I found a few of these little pests on some of the leaves. I noticed small holes starting to develop in some of the leaves and this explains why. I must have killed at least a dozen of them today, but they're hard to find since they're on the underside of the leaves. They're voracious eaters and grow quickly. They also turn green as they grow larger making them even harder to spot on the leaves.

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