This is why I have considered asparagus, you plant it really deep, and it stays in the row where you plant it. Also, after early summer, you let it go and it sorta fills in visually all that space under the trellis.Although there is only the central bine above ground, the secondary root system of a hop plant is huge and close to the surface.
I was thinking the same thing.What about some beans for their nitrogen fixing capabilities?
I'm trying to sort this out in my head. No concerns about underground mingling?This is why I have considered asparagus, you plant it really deep, and it stays in the row where you plant it. Also, after early summer, you let it go and it sorta fills in visually all that space under the trellis.
Dutch White Clover does the same thing but, it attracts bees (which I don't mind). It's commonly used for it's nitrogen fixing abilities as a rotational crop or as "green manure" in hop yards. It usually gets tilled in between seasons but, I haven't found any reference to say that it MUST be tilled in to be benificial. Perhaps I just haven't found it yet.What about some beans for their nitrogen fixing capabilities?
Really? Care to elaborate.do a little research before you plant garlic next to your hops. this doesnt seem like a good idea to me
I grew cucumbers betwix my hops last year and they were effected by a mildew that also took hold of my squash in another bed. I caught it before it spread to more than a few of the hop leaves, but am quite sure it would have continued if left unchecked.I do yellow sqash,zucchini,lettuce under my horizontal lines. and one of my hops is growing in my tomato row.
its all good if you compost as much as I do. plenty of food for them all.
My understanding is that garlic ought to be planted in late August - early October and that it needs to winter, the clove forms buds which then grows into the garlic bulb you get the next summer. I recall an uncle growing garlic - planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall and the yield was inconsequential.Reeeeally? I just happen to have some garlic I was going to plant in the next few days!