It is Saturday night and I have been working outside all day on the hop yard and the greenhouse/aquaponic system. I am tired, sore and sunburn but very content with the amount of progress I made today. As you know from previous posts I built a log and stick terrace wall to plant more hops. Well today I finally got to plant them! I had ordered some from the supplier I used last year but they have never shipped them.. so I found a local resource and bought hop rhizomes from them. I planted 3 Centennial hops and 1 Chinook.
Here is where we are with the Nugget hops from last year; I left them in the planters and cut them to 3 strong shoots. This is what they looked like in late March when I started them training up the string.
|Nugget hop in planter|
|Training the shoots|
|All of them in their little packages waiting to be planted.|
|Hop rhizomes are pretty ugly!|
|NUGGET hops in the planters using the tent pole structure for them to grow on.|
|Nugget hops doing really great and taking off up the string|
|Terrace with the new rhizomes is planted and you can see the twine that I am using to guide the vines when they start growing.|
I will keep you posted!