Jun 14 2010

Homegrown Hops

I decided it would be fun to grow my own hops. I placed an order from freshgrownhops.com and got 3 rhizomes: a Nugget, a Willamette, and a Sunbeam. I brought the Nugget hop plant to work with me and left the other two at my apartment. Apparently, Firstborn is a great place for a hop plant. In only about one month, the Nugget hop has grown all the way to the ceiling, which must be 7 or 8 feet of rope. It will still be some time until she produces any buds for harvest. (Note: Hop plants actually do have genders, so calling the plant ‘her’ is actually scientifically correct.)