October 24, 2016 23:01

How to plant hops.Planting of hops in the area .Planting hops for brewing and the landscaping .Proper care , cultivation , harvesting .

Hops - not only very beautiful but also useful plant, which will help to decorate your site, keep health and longevity.To hop continued to please you for a long time, you need to know a few little secrets on how to plant and grow it.

Ripple hops can be both seeds and rhizomes.The latter give the young shoots in spring and autumn.Just separate them by means of a knife or pruning shears from the parent plant and planted in moist soil, not forgetting it abundantly watered.Hops accustomed himself, and you will only have to form its "crown."Acquired in nurseries or hop rhizomes hands can easily be stored on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator, wrapped in a damp cloth, before the landing.

If the plant is used for landscaping, it will certainly require a garter, or the presence of a solid support.The hop grows upright and a half times faster than in the horizontal, and generally feels much better and healthier.All kinds of frames and columns needed in the moment when the bush has reached the h
eight of half a meter.Material production is not important - hop happy zapletet window frames, metal pipes or clothesline.However, it is better to work with gloves, not to leave scratches on the surface of the prickly stems.

Fertilize hop stands at the beginning of summer, when the plants begin to actively build phytomass.Type essential minerals can be easily detected by the shape of the leaves:
  • small and light - the lack of nitrogen;
  • convex "boat" - little potassium;
  • bronze color - need phosphorus.

The biggest problem of hops - the emergence of aphids.They very quickly flood the entire plant and not just hurt him as spoil the appearance.To avoid this unpleasant problem, any insecticide spray the hops even before there was a louse, for example, in May and June.

If your hops for brewing, buy a few shrubs from various places.The taste of beer varies considerably, depending on the type of plant and its individual characteristics of growth.In addition, hops is very fond of light, so provide him the spot at which the sun gets at least 6-8 hours a day (preferably - more).

additional conditions for cultivation - good soil drainage and abundant watering.No wonder in the wild hops loves grow near rivers and in the humid lowlands.Please note - if after a heavy rain water stagnated somewhere and formed puddles, this place requires additional drainage.

Sadite bushes hop at a distance of a meter and a half apart.Soon, they will acquire the lush foliage and require additional space for growth.Each hive is at the root bit to hill, forming a "hill."Lay stepchildren rhizomes to a depth of 10 centimeters horizontally, "lobe" of young roots downwards.

rhizome is able to give about 5 healthy shoots.Therefore, if one of them is weak or damaged, safely remove it to make way for a strong and healthy fellow.After a few months it is recommended to cut off or break off the lower leaves from the bush to prevent possible diseases.If the rain - a rare visitor in your region, hops daily watering, not allowing the soil to dry out around him.

How to determine that the fruits are ripe hop?Such cones are dry, light, rustling, filled with yellowish.Even on a single escape they ripen at different times, so do not rush to pick the harvest.

As we can see, to care for hops is quite simple.By providing plenty of light and abundant watering, we get a strong, beautiful and quite capricious plant, pleasing the host eye.