Monday, July 10, 2017

Gord's Hop Farm 4.

Staying Only One Step Ahead.

[Photo: Hops are growing faster by the day]

It's the wet and the weather. The ground is damp and the air is warm, and hop vines know when to make hay.

They are moving quickly - 6 to 12 inches per day - and will soon fill the first set of cedar lattice I put into place just moments before the vines arrived from their starting point, i.e., the side fence. And dozens of tendrils are now reaching out from the lattice to the sky, because they want more places to explore.

So, I've attached twine to the top of the lattice, and it stretched it north toward the house and a second section of lattice not yet built.... to be built seconds before the vines arrive!

Daily, vines are reaching out farther, and I need to get into gear. 

More to follow.

Please link to Gord's Hop Farm 3.

Photos GH

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