Originally Posted by hawgwild81
These are centennial crowns I purchased from great lakes hops. Planted them in May. Not sure if I planted them to late or what happened, but they haven't hardly grown.
I have a centennial and williamette that are basically the same. I found that I didn't open the drain plug in teh barrels before I planted them, and I suspect they had some root rot.
When I finally got around to just drilling a bunch of holes in the bottom of the barrels, this nasty, disgusting, poo-vomit-brown-goo water came pouring out. Got in my drill too, now it stinks to high heaven. Anyway that couldn't have been good for the hops - but now they're growing pretty well.
TL;DR - Check soil drainage is adequate.