This is a repeat post from the Gardening forum, but I wanted to share with the hops-only growers too.
Well, I finally got around to taking some pictures of the garden this year. I did a lot of initial work before planting - I hauled and spread about 3" of horse manure across the whole plot, tilled it in, tilled up a large plot for a berry patch and new squash patch, waited about a month for the rain to stop, tilled again, and raked and shoveled the soil into raised beds. I also doubled my hops trellis by adding on a stretch.
Then I was finally able to plant in mid-June. After all that setup work, I was kind of burned out so I slacked off a bit and let the garden take care of itself for the most part. Luckily, things did pretty well and now we're harvesting like mad.
Here's the garden as it was last summer (the first year for this plot)
And here it is after the additions (2nd year).
Here's a closer look at the hops trellis. Raspberry trellises are in the foreground, and the squash are pushing through under the hops.
And here's a shot of how the hops are looking up top. They're looking awesome this year!
Finally, looking out at the garden from the top of the trellis:
The lighting was kind of poor when I took these, but now you guys can at least see what I've been up to. Happy harvesting!