For young plants, the hops are growing pretty well. We've even got flowers on a couple of plants!
Since December, the sunshine and consistent watering (thanks to the new solar powered irrigation system) has really got them reaching for the sky.
After planting delays as a result of the rather wet spring, it was a catch up game to get the weeds under control (by hand), get the plants mulched (by hand), apply organic fertilisers (by hand) and water (by hand to start off with). We're now feeling a little less under pressure although there's still pruning and admiring to do!
Promising signs of flowers on this Chinook.