Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hops Update - May 23

Memorial Day weekend left me with a lot of work to get done, some of which I still have yet to do! The big agenda items were weeding the vegetable garden and working on the new hop trellis. As you can see from the picture of the cascades (left), the 8 foot trellis from last year was not going to cut it! Only 2/3 the way through May and multiple bines already wandering the top and twisting themselves together. New post!

The new Goldings plants (right) are doing very well. I'm not sure that there will be any cones to harvest from them this year, but they are growing and will come back strong next year. For experimenting with creating new rhizomes from first year plants, I'm very happy with the results!

Hops Update - April 2009

The beginning of this year's hop season has seen me traveling every week, so tending to the hop garden and updating the blog just didn't get done! Here are some early pictures of the plants from the latter part of April.

Cascade 1 (left) and Cascade 2 (right):

New Cascade from rhizome (left) and Goldings (right):

Centennial 1 (left) and Centennial 2 (right):