I am not having the success with the hops this year that I did last year. Granted, last year I had 2 hops that were babied all season. Giving them the care they needed wasn't a problem. Those were the Nugget varietal and they seemed to do quite well. Right now my hop yard is looking pretty pathetic with the only success being the sunflowers and vegetables that I planted, so that I could use the water from the hops to grow something else.
|Upper Bed - view from my deck - There are 3 hop vines growing in this one.|
|Wide view - I expected the vines to be up to the jute twine by now, but only 1 is.|
|Centennial in lower bed is only about 8 inches tall|
|Side view - the vine in the front is Centennial and it only about 3 feet tall|
Only the liberty hop is doing well and one Nugget..
|Liberty Hop has reached the top of the twine!|
|At least the sunflowers are doing good|
|Really poor growth|
|Dry Dry Dry|