Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hop Harvest 2011

Almost ready to harvest my hops this year, probably few weeks away. Harvesting Hallertauer, US Goldings and Horizon.
I expect over 10lb of fresh hops. Here are some photos.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ladybug life cycle

Got to know what those tiny yellow eggs in my hops were, from my previous post. I isolated the eggs and witness the metamorphosis all the way until the new ladybug emerged. I was surprised since I had no idea that the ladybugs were laying those eggs. So what I thought was the ladybug eating the eggs, was actually then laying it in my hop leaves. Good to know that I have a renewing army of aphid fighters :-), which by the way, are very few right now.