Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hops Grow (1st year)

Over the winter I was reading up on people growing their own hops, so I thought what the heck, I should give it go. So I pre-ordered 2 cascade and 2 Centennial hop rhizomes from www.northwesthops.com. I lucked out and received them nice and early (March 10th) and planted them the following week!

I decided to plant them in a cut in half plastic barrel I had at work. I filled each barrel with a mixture of planting soil and sand from around my work.

After about 2 weeks of the rhizomes being planted, I began to noticed little sprouts popping up.

        Cascade                                        Centennial

A few weeks later, the vines began to shoot up towards the sky!

5/3/11- Hops update

Cascade growing a bit faster then the Centennial, but so far happy with the growth!!!