First to break ground was good ol' Nugget!
Planted 5 hop types, 10 rhyzomes, in my tiny garden I made to share with my daughter's flowers.
So far the Columbus and Nugget have broken soil. Also planted are Mt. Hood, Sterling and Williamette. PVC pole is in and solidly foundated 3 feet under. Will add a second 10 ft. of PVC once these guys start taking off and I need to run them up bines. Plan to run two guy wires down and anchor to my side boards, each with a pully and ring system for lowering the hops down in the fall. Will also add a couple of lines to give lateral stability to the pole, perpendicular to the anchors underground. I will post more pix as/if things progress.