Here are some more pics as of tonight. I have had a bit of trouble with some caterpillars but I hope to have that under control. I'll be checking them every day until harvest. Bastards. They did an amazing amount of damage in a VERY short time - taking about 20 palm sized leaves off of one shoot from each plant. I sprayed with a liberal amount of Bt, threw down some more manure and watered with BioBloom this afternoon. I have a bottle of caterpillar Killer but am waiting to use that. The good news is that the shoots that were eaten are already putting out new leaves.
Although they are small, I have multiple hundred Cascade cones and I will end up with some Chinook as well, but not NEARLY as many. I did some pruning today and took the leaves and side shoots off of the bottom lowest few feet of all four plants I have going.
This picture didn't come out as I wanted. The idea was to show the massive amount of cones.
I have not done ANY training to this Centennial. It doesn't get quite as much sun as the other three which is likely why it's so small.
I have to train this Chinook about every-other-day. It's doing VERY well. It is going to be very cool harvesting hops on a chain link fence.
The two big Cascades and the little shop of horrors tomato plant in the middle. The squash plant to the left has it's own gravitational pull and I think it may have swallowed one of my dogs.