First planting, done.

October 19, 2016

All the hops for our first planting are in, which is super exciting and also a big relief. Some we're getting pretty tall in their 14cm pots. As is the trend this year, the rain delayed planting but I'm not going to complain about the rain because firstly, I've never seen such big worms and secondly seeing Lake Eppalock full and flowing over the spillway is a treat!


Here's a snapshot of the setup, although you can't actually see the hops too well.




Now you might notice that the cables are nowhere near the top of the 6m poles. On advice from our friends at White House Nursery, being young the plants won't grow to their full height in the first year so it's easier (and safer without the right equipment) to run the cables this year at 3m high.


We've started stringing up to the 3m cables.




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2016 Skully Gully Hops