Oh no! I planted 3 rhizomes (1st time) on April 1 and one of my cascades is having a problem!
Question #1: Some kind of holes in the leaves, apparently. What are they? Should I be worried?
I inspected the plant and planter and couldn't find anything except for this bug
on the fuggles trellis.
I have two other plants, a cascade and a fuggles, that have had no / very little damage but I'm not amazed by their growth. 3 weeks in and I have had about 4" of growth from the cascades and from my jumbo fuggles, maybe 7".
Question #2: Do you think the following could improve growth?
-Cutting back the watering schedule from 2 gallons to 1 gallon a day (apparently the smaller ones need a little less water early in the season)
-Adding fish emulsion fertilizer at 1/2 strength ( it's 4-1-1 ), 1 tbsp / gal / per plant.
Just for reference, these are all planted about 8' apart, in half-barrels full of topsoil. Nothing but water has been added. Thanks for any help.
Also, you know what would be awesome? A photo-index of hop diseases.