Just wanted to make a post showing updates to my Hops Garden and to show how it is progressing.
Here are some pictures after a lot of time has passed. I added mulch and landscape fabric to get rid of the nasty weeds and grass sucking out the plants nutrients.
So on with the pictures.
Pictures of the Garden taken July 3rd 2010.
2 of my Hops plants have what appear to be Bite marks all over some of the leaves. Not all of them, just a few. This doesn't show it well but is the best picture I could take with my cheap camera.
And Last but not least. 15 of the 16 plants have started growing. 2 of them I had to dig up and replant to get them going.
But the one NEVER did come up.
I contacted the place I ordered from *Freshops* and this was the correspondence between us.
On May 9, 2010, at 9:40 AM, *EDITED FOR PRIVACY* wrote:
message: I placed an order for 16 Hop Rhizomes. Freshops Web Store: Order #(EDITED OUT) The order consisted of the following:2 (RHIZCASC) Cascade rhizome $4.50 $9.00* Weight: 0.07 lbs each 2 (RHIZCE) Centennial rhizome $5.00 $10.00* Weight: 0.07 lbs each 2 (RHIZFU) Fuggle rhizome $4.50 $9.00* Weight: 0.07 lbs each 2 (RHIZMA) Magnum rhizome $5.00 $10.00* Weight: 0.07 lbs each 2 (RHIZNO) Northern Brewer rhizome $5.00 $10.00* Weight: 0.07 lbs each 2 (RHIZCH) Chinook rhizome $4.50 $9.00* Weight: 0.07 lbs each 2 (RHIZKG) Kent Golding rhizome $4.50 $9.00* Weight: 0.09 lbs each 2 (RHIZWI) Willamette rhizome $4.50 $9.00* Weight: 0.07 lbs eachI planted all 16 at the same time. Out of the 16 only 13 started growing plants. They have been in the ground long enough that they all should be up by now. In fact, the ones that did not grow are all singles in that the other Rhizome of that type started growing fine.The ones that did not start growing are
1) (RHIZNO) Northern Brewer rhizome(1) (RHIZKG) Kent Golding rhizome(1) (RHIZWI) Willamette rhizome Is there anyway this can be rectified? Thank you,Brian.
On May 12, 2010, I received this response
Dig them up and look for white sprouts. Make sure they are not planted too deep, too wet, or upside-down.
Purveyor of fine hops
*NOTE THE REPLY I GOT* "FROM A HOPS MASS PRODUCTION COMPANY" So all the people that laughed about THIS Post
can take another look at why I asked it.
On May 15th, 2010 I responded with this Email
I dug up all 3 plants. The Kent Golding and the Northern Brewer looked exactly as when I got them in the mail. There was no growth at all.
The Willamette had some of the white sprouts. in fact they were long and growing into the ground. I replanted them but am unsure which way the white sprouts should be growing. Are they supposed to be growing into the ground or are those the ones that grow up out of the ground?
All 13 other plants are already out of the ground and at least 10 inches tall so I have to assume that all 3 of these are having problems.
I do not want to wait a full year to find out none of these 3 are going to grow and have to restart these 3 with the others 1 year old already established.
I purchased 16 plants, if 13 are growing and 3 are not. It goes to show I planted the others correctly, they are all getting the same water and sunlight so they should all be growing the same.
Again, please rectify this situation.
On May 20th 2010 I received this response
White shoots need to be pointing up!
What is your address for the Golding and N. Brewer?
(I sent an Email on May 20th with my shipping address and information and have yet to ever receive any new Rhizomes)
As much as I enjoyed my first year starting hops. I think I will purchase my stuff from somewhere else in the future. They never did come through with a replacement. and if 15/16 grew. I doubt I was the cause of the 16th one not growing.