Saturday, May 9, 2009

hops are in the ground

I took a tip from either Eric or Joe and planted in alphabetical order, left to right: Cascade, Centennial, Fuggle, Golding. I used two rhizomes per hole, as recommended. The Cascades were very scrawny but had several shoots each. Centennial was bigger, perhaps pencil diameter. Fuggle and Golding were both 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter. They all had at least a few shoots.

Mixed some composted steer manure into the soil and planted an inch or two deep with 5 or 6 feet between varieties. Watered heavily. Should see something above ground in just a few days, I'd think. I probably have a few weeks at least before I need to have a trellis in place.

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