I just planted two hops rhizomes I ordered online
As surprising as it may sound, these little plants travel by post for about a week and arrive in perfect shape at your place
For planting, I inspired myself from this excellent video, except that instead of the 24″x24″x11″ (60cm x 60cm x 27cm) wooden frame, I bought 22″ (54 cm) diameter black plastic buckets (the ones for cement), which are super cheap ($7) and require much less work except cutting off the bottom about 11″ (27cm) deep
I also anchored a twine directly to the bucket and up to some anchor point and protected the plants with wire mesh against crows who love to play and dig out these things
Quite some work, but hopefully I’ll be able to brew with my own homegrown hops this fall!
The hops are doing fine, growing at lightning speed as expected
The bitter plant is growing faster and stronger than the aromatic one