Friday, March 20, 2009

First work of the 2009 season

Tomorrow we spend the afternoon working in the hop yard, lost of activity already with most varieties already showing growth activity.

The rhizomes in the greenhouse have plenty of leaves already , and looking much better than last year, some of these are ones that did not sprout until very late last year and I decided to keep them potted. Others are cuttings from the clean up at end of last year. If it had buds I kept it and stored over the winter and then a month back planted into the Greenhouse.

Tomorrow we will weed the beds, clean up the area in general and till the beds that are open for new plantings to come, we should see new rhizomes in about 2-3 weeks.

We have plenty to do - but first I have to get at least one of the damn tractors to run, both we used last year have not run in a few months. The big Backhoe has a flat tire too.

Pics to follow

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