Humulus Cascade Hops Vine - Summer Struggle - September 2022
What a difference one year makes. At least that's the case with our Cascade Hops vine that is growing in our backyard. Last August (the first growing season) the vine threw off fruit (hops) by mid-August. In that post, the vine was happy and thriving. This August? Not so much. First...there are no hops. And, second...there's quite a bit of yellowing and browning on both the vine and the leaves.
Below, is a photo showing the current - late August - view of the vine:
I have NOT fed this, but I'm thinking that's a step that I need to take going forward. I've also not paid much attention to this water-wise, but I'm also thinking that's something I need to do next season.
The other dynamic here is that I did trellis this up (somewhat), but it needs to be trellis'd higher because I'm pretty sure the tips of the vine were/are leaking OVER to my neighbors yard. I'm thinking that means I need to create taller (and likely wire) trellis system before this grows up next season.