So I've been waiting to split up my mature Cascade so that I can have three plants instead of one. Today was the day and I decided to take pictures because I know that we all love hop porn. The way that this plant has grown after six years in the ground is pretty interesting and I think that I know why and I'll show my guess at it at the end of the pics.
Here's my assistant pointing to the mother plant with the boxes anxiously awaiting some crown at the ends of the garage. My plan is to run rope up each end to to the eave then turn them up to the peak. The middle box will run to the outside of the top of each window and then up to the peak. I've measured and it'll easily be 20 feet for each plant.
This is what I'm digging. She's been in there for six years and there are 30+ shoots in four clusters coming up. Should be good to go
About halfway through the dig. No tools used, just my hands. My assistant was making sure that all of the worms got out and were transferred to the other boxes(she yelled at me a few times!)
You can see some pretty significant roots emerging in this photo. They seem to like the wall of the garage pretty well.