So, I have my rhizomes planted for the initial starter season to establish their root systems. I picked cascade because from what I gathered, they were the best suited for So Cal weather. I dug about a foot deep hole, finding a clay bottom, adding three layers of sifted-dirt, compost, and fertilizer. I took two cheap metal shovels, scraped off paint and rust, drilled holes in them, and painted them brown to use as stakes for the hops' vines. I strung them up to a overlay from the roof. It looks good.
I'm still in search of some concord bare roots to buy, but the only online place I found is out of stock. I can pick up some thompson seedless grapes at Lowe's for 19.95, but they just aren't for me. If anyone things yellow grapes are worth the effort, please let me know. I still have to till the rest of my garden to plant everything else.
Anyone else out there growing stuff?