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Old 02-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Default Can hops grow in wet soil?

A buddy of mine just moved to a new house and wants a "border plant" with a good root system. The catch is that the soil there gets a lot of water, and we're not sure if the roots will take it.

I'm thinking that we could prep the soil by digging deeper holes for each plant and adding a bottom layer of sand and gravel for drainage.

Does anyone have advice or experience, and will hops use up a bunch of water, or is this a bad idea?
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They don't like wet soil. A better solution would be to plant them in raised beds with really well prepared soil that will drain. Even then if its a lot of water they probably won't like it.
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They don't like wet soil. A better solution would be to plant them in raised beds with really well prepared soil that will drain. Even then if its a lot of water they probably won't like it.
Thanks pickles. On a related note, do hops use a lot of water? I'm guessing most do, given that they're 20' bushy vines.
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