SO I’ve replaced #9 and #14. Took out the old vines and trimmed them down, put them in their own pots, and hopefully- I’ll get some renewed growth out of them. Meanwhile all the other vines are growing strongly, cordons continuing to lengthen as I tie them down. We’ve had a few really hot days recently, so I’m hoping that will be good for them.
#9 about to go, the new kid on the block in it’s improvised housing.
Nice deep hole- didn’t see any evidence of gophers or another mischief.
Easiest way not to disturb the root system, cut the bottom off the pot w/ a box cutter, place in the hole then slit the side of the pot all the way up- remove the pot and there it is, root system stays perfectly in tact.
Back in action, in he house, drip nozzle attached.
Put the old one in its own pot and trimmed it down- we’ll see if I can get a bud break out of it.
#14′s hole- ready to go- noticed the hard clay at about 13 inches down- so I broke it up a bit, give those roots a chance to break through.
Here is the new #14 in the dirt and ready to have its housing put on and its drip nozzle attached.