Planting my hops rhizome

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BAH, I’m an hour-ish late for Saturday #blogjune but I’ll tell you bout my rhizome planting now anyway. This is the large pot we got yesterday. It’s self watering and 55L, though I think I only used 40L of potting mix. The rest was worm poo, and I didn’t fill the pot so there’d be room for both growing and adding more poo later.

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Mixing worm poo with Bailey’s premium potting mix with absorption and drainage features.

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Shoebox with rhizome and coir.

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Mah hop mah hop…

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…check it out!

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Planted vertically, had to guess which side was up. Still not sure if right. Gave it a 10cm mound (this is where you bury it under a soil mountain instead of levelling the soil) with highest bud tip 25mm from mound surface.

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My lovely mound. I catproofed this by putting plastic bottles on top. Clear plastic let’s light through, gives neighbour cats no convenient squat space for pees and poos.