Hi all! So last year I planted 4 rhizomes- Cascade, Centennial, Sterling and Mt. Hood. The Sterling and Mt. Hood got to much water and never did anything, in fact I took them out of the ground because they were so soggy. I got about 2 ounces of Cascade hops and no Centennial.
For some reason the ditch I planted the rhizomes in flooded this year after 9 years of wet winters this never happened before. So now my rhizomes are under about a foot of sand and mud. I figured they were toast so I dug them up to find them completely soaked and falling apart.
THEN in the beginning of May, I just happened to look down there and what did I see? A CRAP LOAD OF HOP SHOOTS ABOUT 2 TO 3 FEET TALL!!! WTF!!! So even after the flood and the foot of sand and me ripping the rhizomes out of the ground Im gonna have a second year harvest. Amazing.