I will start this off by thanking everyone i have already Pm'd on here who has been more than helpful on everything. I Cant wait to share everything with you all as i grow!!!
Well I am officially starting a small commercial hop farm. Im not claiming to be any expert at all so any advise will be given a good thought. Obviously im starting it a little late but w how the weathers been in the frederick md area im fine w planting this late. As far irrigation goes ill be using 4-300 gal totes w drip irrigation off that. I know people talk about building a trellis befor u ever plant but im aware of the possible damages and ready for them. So we r planting all rhizomes this year and trellis will be winter to early spring., so i set a budget and went from there with what i can do.. i knew i could only spend a certain amount on rhizomes and Paul from Willamettevalleyfarms.com was great.he worked with me and narrowed down what i can be successful with and what they had left.. ordering rhizoms in june arent that easy!!!! this is what we decided with,
we are going to start with
For a grand total of 1600 Rhizomes!!!! Below is what i came home to on tuesday after work.. all bags were labeled well and look great.. sorry, these are the only pictures i have due to working 14 hours that day so all i wanted to do was relax for a bit..
now i know i will prob get mixed feeling but im going with a post hole digger Pto attachment and drilling each hole for my precious rhizomes.. i figure the extra work will be worth it.
Now i need guidance and encouragement!!!!
Thanks For reading