I'll try and keep this short, I just moved from western ny to Virginia. I had to leave behind 2 year golding and mt hood hops, though my buddy should be digging them up soon.
Question is, I just got cascade and Columbus rhizomes, but I'm currently at a rental while I transition to a permanent house. So given the first year is more about growing the hop base, how should I go about temporarily planting the rhizomes?
My thought is to get a pair of the big low profile tin or wooden cask like planters you can find at lowes/home depot and plant them in there. Further questions are first and foremost, is that enough space? Beyond that, what type if water supply, retaining etc do I need to set up? Should I drill holes in the bottom to allow excess draining? In the sides at set point to prevent over saturation? Obviously it will need regular watering versus in the ground to prevent drying out so I'll likely be setting up a water trickle system.
Any thoughts and input are much appreciated