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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hops 5-1-13

The Blog is back.  Thanks for waiting patiently !!!

Hops 5/1/2013   Didn’t See Them Yesterday

For review, I have 6 Mt. Hood hop bines. They are in their second growth period. I am going to show their chronological growth through a few posts. Before the first hard frost last year, I applied well rotted cow manure, extra some soil on top,  and some wood mulch. I wanted to protect the rhizomes from frost heave. I also wanted to let the frost heave naturally work the manure into the soil. I kept the chicken wire around the base to protect the root system. Squirrels will investigate everything that is new.

On May 1st, they came right out of the ground.

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