Thursday, May 30, 2013

Homegrown Hops

Last week while I was at Maltose Express picking up brewing supplies, I also bought some hop rhizomes to plant. These rhizomes will grow into hop bines so we can brew with our own hops. I bought Willamette, Newport and Galena hops and planted them in pots. They will be transferred to a planter this afternoon. The Galena and Newport already have active shoots. The bines will grom to over 18 feet tall if allowed. We/re gonna start with an 8 to 10 foot trellis and then run them our over the yard. I'll post more pics once we plant them and update them as they grow.

The three planted rhizomes

Galena has shoots started

Newport has some shoots too

Hops planter that I built. The bottom has already been removed

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