Saturday, May 12, 2012

First Year Hops

Well it's been nearly a month since I planted hop rhizomes and they are looking pretty good. I've had almost two feet of growth on the Nugget and a foot on the Cascade. I was concerned about the Cascade when I received them in the mail. The rhizome had been broken in the mail and looked pretty rough. I went ahead and planted them and I'm glad I did. They are a little behind the Nugget but they still look nice and healthy. Can't wait to see the yield in the fall. I know they won't produce mush being first year plants, but things are looking good. I'll keep posting updates on their progress throughout the year.

Cascade - 4 weeks
Nugget - 4 weeks


  1. Cascade are my favorite variety of hops! Chinook is a close second though.

  2. My wife and I have been talking about growing hops. Probably get some planted next year when we prep up the garden.

    1. I honestly don't have a green thumb, but these seem to be doing very well. All I've been doing is watering them in the morning unless it's going to rain. Miracle grow every once in a while and that's it. I'm pretty pumped about having my own fresh hops.