|Here's our 9-footer Cascade!|
On Saturday, with my mother and brother up from Raleigh for a visit, we took a drive over to the hop yards for a check in. Last week, we had one Cascade plant that had gotten up to 7 feet tall, but this week, there were many, and at least one from every variety, that had made it to that height. This week's tallest plant was a Cascade and it had reached 9 feet - it doesn't seem unreasonable to guess that they could make it all the way to the top of the trellis, which ranges from 14.5 to 16 feet!
|Looking down one of the Chinook rows.|
The second photo I'm putting up today features a look down one of the Chinook rows, where many of the plants are over 6 feet tall. You can see that the fescue cover crop has sprouted between the rows as well, and that we have purslane and milkweed to beat the band in the rows. We've got a team coming out for a couple of days this week to take these two pesky weeds on.