Dig 'em up, re-mix that soil, and replant em. You won't be sorry.Roger, serious clay. I put some more compost on the mounds last night, but I didn't want to dig them up and disturb them.
Should I dig them up to improve the soil? or stick it out...? I'll have to take some more pictures as they are about 6 to 8 inches and leafy now.
Wow! How many bines are growing up each column?zrule said:Here are my 2nd year hops, First photo is chinnook, 2 and 3 are centennial and 4 and 5 are cascade. The centennials are way ahead of the other three.
I like your setup. You may want to beef up your suport on the end with the poles. Next year the bines will get heavy. I have a 30" heavy metal water pipe in the ground and it started to pull out....just saying. I have a total of 8 strings with 3 bines per string. Second year hops. The two on the end are attached to pole so they are supported by the pole. You can see my setup in my gallery. It is basically two 4X4 poles with guide wires.All looking good. Here is my first year setup, the Magnums are doing the best.
it was my first time using it for this purpose myself. I picked at the right time, at least I think I did. Weighed the whole lot, it was about 13oz. I left quite a bit on the bine that didn't look ready.How well does the dehydrator work to dry those out? I've got one in the attic that gets used one or twice a year when I make beef jerky. I may now have a another use for it!