plenty of growth
I don't have any photos yet (soon!), but we have some shoots over 3" and starting to show leaves. It's been very warm here all winter, now is cooling down nightly, so things are slowing down again. Still, that's good, it means no damage with our last frost coming next full moon. We're almost done digging rhizomes (about 3000) and have got one yard composted and mulched. Should start stringing next week, weather permitting. The mild winter was great for most varieties, only the cold-loving Willamette was disappointed. Challenger, Nugget, Golding, Mt Hood, Cascade and Fuggle all very happy indeed. Can't wait to get the cover crop re-seeded and see them climb!
This year we're adding a bunch of insectary plants to the cover crop mix: clover, cosmos, phacelia, tansy, and a lot more. Bet it's gonna be the prettiest year!
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