Spring updates from my end of the world:
I've got 32 sqft each of Halcyon & Maris Otter (winter varieties). I had been worried about winterkill, as they looked pretty sorry coming out of our unusually harsh winter; they seem to be bouncing back pretty well. Halcyon is starting to head (I can see the tips of the awns), and the MO looks to be about a week, maybe two behind it.
I've got 12 sqft of Bere, 4 sqft of Hana, and 28 sqft of Conlon (spring varieties). The Conlon and Hana are pretty well keeping pace with each other, while the Bere looks to be a few days behind it. They were sown on 7 April, and are all about 9" tall so far.
I've got 16 sqft of unidentified oats, a gift from a friend. They're keeping pace with the spring barley.
I have four varieties of hops growing, in a number of locations. I had put in rhizomes by my deck last year, but most of them died for a variety of reasons, and new rhizomes were put in this year. At the deck, I have: Willamette (new rhizomes sprouted, old rhizomes are already nearing 5' tall); Cascade (new rhizomes sprouted, only a couple of inches as yet); Magnum (new rhizomes sprouted, old rhizomes about 18" tall); and Sterling (new rhizomes sprouted). By a couple of old pear trees, I planted two four-year-old Cascade rhizomes; they're already up around 8' tall or so. I have a new Willamette coming up by the lone birch tree on the property, and it's about 8" tall. A new Magnum at the base of an old telephone pole is about 4".
<whew> Who knew 'watching plants grow' could take so much energy?