Planted my first rhyzomes last week-end, and have a couple of shoots already. I would appreciate info from old-hand hop gardeners on the proper amount of water to apply, per day, for well drained soil. Sub-soil is mixed silt, clay and river-rock, but plantings are on a terrace ( 35 degree slope ), so the excess water is free to run out of the "planting soil" ( mixed top-soil leaf-mulch and mash scrapings ). I am on a drip irrigation system, so I can pretty much calibrate the total amount of water I apply to each hill, and the time(s) of day that I apply it. So far I am only putting in two gallons for each hill, once a day ( morning). By day's end the hills still look moist, but not soggy. The average day-time temps here in So Cal are in the mid 70's, and nights are in the 50's. Expert advice is appreciated.