NEW SEASON GROWTH APPEARS
During the month of August buds begin to form and grow from the crown and rhizomes of the hop plant. These buds will be the new seasons bines. Pick the best 2 or 3 for each string and cut off the others.
A good time to order new hop plants.
Towards the end of August start to give liquid fertiliser to the crowns and repeat fortnightly. Fish and seaweed dilutions are good at this time. Remember your bines are a vegetable at this stage so use something like Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Natural Fish Blood & Bone+ Concentrate