Originally Posted by 509inc
My father in law works for the local CO-OP and claims there is a local farming technical assistance engineer "I forgot his real title" who is providing the info needed to make these thrive. That was before the weather last night tho.
I blame the 4 rhizomes from last year that didnt come back as 2nd year plants this year on my lack of pre-purchase research. Turns out those hops dont care much for the heat.
I started with 13 rhizomes in a raised box with custom purpose blended soil and pulled resources from OSU Horticulture department Master Gardeners.
Like I said, I really do hope for the best for you. Just keep in mind that hops aren't naturalized to Oklahoma. And Oklahoma is a real b!tch on gardens sometimes.
Do you have any plans in place for pest control?
One of teh most devastating pest I encountered in my 4 years was a few species of caterpillar. Stealthy lil' feckers they were. Some would hide under the leaves. Others would go down to the soil by day, and then have salad buffet through the night.
I only mention this because I don't ever recall seeing so many butterflies and moths as I have this year.