So I'm getting exited. I found a guy that has 50+ vines or so that is weeding down his collection and is selling me some good sized crowns, he says they're about 4-5 times as large as the crowns Great Lakes Hops sells.
Here's what I'm getting.
Cascade (full crown)
Chinook (full crown)
Mt. Hood (full crown)
Tettnanger (full crown)
Sterling (full crown)
I'm going to plant them on a southward facing hillside I have strung to eye bolts on trees. My soil isn't very good (clay) so I need to amend the soil at least close to the crown to get them off to a good start.
There is a local guy that I buy trailer loads of compost from that might help. Its horse manure & I think pine bedding composted together. Would this be decent for part of the mix? I was also thinking maybe some "black kow" manure, peat moss, 10/10/10 fertilizer and maybe some potting soil. Also how big of an area should I amend, I was thinking of doing a hole maybe 18" across and 18" deep.