Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hop Garden Update

Things are going well with 2 of my 4 plants. My Chinook Hops are still a no show. I will have to by some new root stock in the spring to get those going. My cascades are only about 2-3 feet high. If you remember, they had an issue early in the year when my dog decided to step on the young budding bines and break them. I was happy they came back, but they are still small and not going to produce anything this year.

My Centennial and Nugget Hops are doing great. I read that with first year hops, not to expect much. If this is true, I am in trouble for next year. My Centennial hops have a bunch of cones all over the plant and a bunch more blossoms that will be turning to cones. My Nugget Hops are a little behind, but have a ton of flowers waiting to bud into cones. They are both at the top of the twine (about 16-18 foot) and are producing a ton. I may be doing my first harvest during the week and can’t wait to try these out in a special brew.

Here are some pictures of their growth.
Centennial Hop Cones
Centennial Hop Cones
My Hop Garden
Centennial Hop Cones
Nugget Hops starting to bloom
Centennial Hop Cones
Centennial Hop Cones
Nugget Hops starting to bloom
Centennial Hop Cones
Centennial Hop Cones
My Hop Garden
Centennial Hop Cones
Nugget Hops starting to bloom

5 comments:

Jason said...

My Centennial is doign awesome as well. I have a ton of blossoms and can't wait to see them complete the bud process. My Cascade is growing well, but has no signs of budding yet. I'm hping to see that begin in the next week or so.

Dr Zibbs said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. Do you ever sell your hops? I have a large graden in PA and would like to get more into brewing and was wondering if home brewers BUY home grown hops

realestatecat said...

How tall is your set-up?

Jeff Louella said...

My setup was about 18 feet I think.

Renatas Steponaitis said...

Bring life to your garden this spring by filling it with flowering plants of different shapes and sizes.
thanks for sharing this post...
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