The only animal I've seen eating my hops is Japanese Beetles. For the most part, I think most animals leave hops alone because of the bitterness.
lot's of things would eat the shoots I would think. they are tasty, like asparagus... sort of.
Maybe the big buckets will prevent this partially. What are the shoots?
Should I be training any of the shoots this season?
Just checking back in as I've got a couple of shoots approaching a foot in one bucket. It sounds like I don't have to train any of them to climb this year, is that correct? Since they won't product any cones and I won't be snipping any, is there any point other than aesthetics?