Grow your own hops

So cool!
I just planted two hops rhizomes I ordered online

As surprising as it may sound, these little plants travel by post for about a week and arrive in perfect shape at your place

For planting, I inspired myself from this excellent video, except that instead of the 24″x24″x11″ (60cm x 60cm x 27cm) wooden frame, I bought 22″ (54 cm) diameter black plastic buckets (the ones for cement), which are super cheap ($7) and require much less work except cutting off the bottom about 11″ (27cm) deep

I also anchored a twine directly to the bucket and up to some anchor point and protected the plants with wire mesh against crows who love to play and dig out these things

Grow hops

Grow hops at home

Quite some work, but hopefully I’ll be able to brew with my own homegrown hops this fall!

Spring update

The hops are doing fine, growing at lightning speed as expected
The bitter plant is growing faster and stronger than the aromatic one

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2 thoughts on “Grow your own hops”

    1. Hi Elliott,
      If your question is about hops growing, I have to say the results were not spectacular.
      The plants grew up to where they could, about 2m of string, but then didn’t develop cones.
      I might try again this season, but apparently you definitely need to give them several meters of string to be happy, like 5-6m at least.

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