Just a quick update on progress. Some growing fast, others slowly making progress, and the poor second chance cascade is still alive! The following 3 pics are of the cascades:
The next 3 are of the 2 Centennial (left) and one 'OK' Goldings (right). Lots of weeds, I know...but I've been busy!
Just for fun, I decided to do a measurement on the most prolific cascade plant. Using a sharpie, I marked the tip of the bine on the trellis twine, then measured a week later to see how much it had grown. As you can see from the pic on the right, over 2 feet of growth in one week! I hope the rest of the plants start catching up so I have at least some hops to harvest the end of the summer.
Hop Plugger Project - Along with taking on growing your own hops, comes the challenge of packaging them so that they stay fresh. The first 2 harvests, I just packaged in Zip Loc...
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