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Fertilizing and Watering Hops

However the soil does need to occasionally dry out as continual overwatering can cause the rhizomes to rot.  The good balance is to soak them, allow the ground to dry, then immediately water again. Using a timer can make this very easy. Add small additions of a generic fertilizer during the growing season to assist your plant. However, note that adding a lot of fertilizer (nitrogen in particular) will result in a robust plant but the cones will have a lower alpha acid content.


Every Monday I give them a dilute liquid fertilizer with about a gallon or 2 of water. If we go more than 4 or 5 days with no rain i give them another gallon or so of water. Seems to be working well.

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