So we slacked on the first of the cones from our plants. They spent a little too much time on the vine. But now the vines are covered in cones and they are smelling great. We're only growing one variety, Magnum, figured they seemed like a pretty resilient strain.
Two of the plants haven't really taken off all that well, but the other two(technically three) have been growing strong. I say technically three because in cleaning up around the base of the vines I accidentally pulled out a rhyzome, which I planted back into the ground and has since taken off as its own plant.
Now I have definitively not kept up on my training of the vines, and they are a bit of a mess but the plants are growing strong. We're looking at a big harvest any time now, a couple of days without rain and we can tell how the cones are drying out, they're getting all full up with their yellow lupulin glands and smell great.