There is a high probability that I will be coming into some hop rizhomes in the near future. Unfortunately I live in a less than ideal climate (Tucson, AZ) and living situation (apartment) to grow. I'm looking for advice to deal with both problems, perhaps simultaneously.
1-- How will hops do in southern AZ? Can I expect any to survive past June? Will they be washed out and diseased in monsoon season? I figure I'm already past planting time so they wouldn't be in-ground until next January most likely.
2-- For a space-limited apartment dweller, what is the minimum footprint for a hops garden? Could it be done on a sunny porch? Should I ask my upstairs neighbors if they mind a trellis to their balcony?
Subsequently, does anyone know how hops will react to a transplant? Being a student means having a relatively transient existence and I'd love it if my hops could move with me without any major shock.