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Old 05-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
Apr 2008
Madison, WI
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I did some searching, and aside from "green manure" references couldn't find anything to help:

Does anyone have any experience or thoughts regarding the growing of herbs/spices in close proximity to planted hops? Specifically, i've got two rhizomes 5' apart, and the wife is wondering if it's possible to grow basil or oregano near them.

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Old 05-05-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Other than hops being heavy feeders with aggressive surface roots, you should be ok. Once they get to 5-6 feet, you can strip the lower leaves so the herbs aren't in the shade.
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