I have a bunch of rhizomes that I need to get into the ground. There are eight in all: Cascade, Centennial (x2), Fuggle, Goldings, Magnum, Nugget, and Zeus/CTZ.
Here's where I want to plant four or five of them:
I'm thinking to put them about a foot or two from the low brick wall. This is at the southern end of my property, so it gets good sun almost all day long.
The grass has some bermuda grass mixed in, and I'm thinking it might be wise to use some 5 gallon buckets with the bottom cut out as rhizome barriers, both to keep the hops out of the grass and the bermuda grass out of the hops.
I was thinking I'd dig out some holes that are big enough for the bottomless buckets, which I would fill with miracle gro, hops, and maybe some compost.
Do you saavy, experienced hop growers think the hops will bypass the buckets, eventually? Or do I need to even bother with the buckets?
I like low maintenance. The thought of having to constantly pull bermuda grass runners from the hops and vice-versa is very unappealing.
Thanks in advance for your advice.