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Hops Update spring 2012

Spring came early this year. Goldings, Perle and Wilamette have several vigorous sprouts by the end of March.

The straw mulch got infested with grass and weeds. I pulled the mulch off and dug out quite a bit of grassroots, etc and then covered with newspaper and straw. It got cold, freeze, while the mounds were exposed. It appears there was no damage.

I put Cascade and Centennial in from Hopsdirect. They ship 2 rhyzomes per order. The Cascade have quite a bit of sprout already, Centennial had buds. I planted them vertically in big holes with Natures Helper and a manure + compost mix. I think they will do well.

The order now goes thus, moving away from the house:

Cascade
Golding
Perle
Willamette
Centenial

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