I planted about 40 starters two years ago turning my vege garden into a hop garden. I put a ton of work into a trellis system and even ran undergound sprinkling into it. Unfortunately I have not seen very good growth at all. I suspect that I did not get my soil right before planting. Most of the plants are growing, just very little though. Even with a bit of miracle grow.
My plan is to dig up each of the plants and rework the soil bringing in some rich black dirt to help out. I do not have a green thumb but know the ph is probably my most likely issue since the soil in the area is pretty acidic. So I am researching the fix for the ph.
When is the best time to dig up these guys and do the work? I am in west Michigan and we will have snow fall so do I work it out just after the snow melt, when the frost starts to set in before snow or even before that?
Thanks for any suggestions. I really appreciate any help I can get.
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