So I planted some hops, and for awhile I was thinking it was a bust because I wasn't seeing anything. And I also dug up the rhizomes a couple times to check and see if anything was sprouting off of them and there never was. But then a couple weeks ago I noticed some growth in the area. I thought maybe it was a weed, but now I am thinking these are the hops because I haven't seen any other weeds like this in the yard. Do they look like hops to you? If they are, these hops would be of the Willamette variety.
UPDATE: Upon looking at other pictures of Willamette hops on the internet, I am thinking these in the video are not the same. The Willamettes on the internet all have pointy-ish tri-tipped leaves. Mine are more round. These may be the Tettnanger hops, and the Willamette may be on the other side of the yard. I cannot remember which I planted where. Or they could just be weeds and I may have no hops at all. Which would be sad.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
UPDATE: I have been reluctant to repost because of my failure as a hops grower. Sadly, the alledged hops were really weeds. So I have no hops and I have the sadness.