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Tag: gardening

Grow (h)OP: Year Two Is Underway!

grow Hop

Alright, alright, year two of hop growing started a couple of months ago, but I’ve been busy and haven’t had a chance to write about my progress thus far. The good news is, my second year Chinook plant is doing exceptionally well and I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll see a decent crop of cones come harvest season. Even better, is that a lot of the changes I made to my growing set up seem



Grow (h)OP: Harvest Season

grow Hop

In the two months since my last Grow (h)OP post, my chinook plant has done incredibly well growth wise. Lateral bines continued to sprout from the main ones, and the hop cones kept popping up in bunches all around the top of my trellis. As harvest season neared however I realized I was going to his a harvest time crunch. First of all, the hop cones were starting to dry out which meant I needed



Grow (h)OP: Urban Hop Growing (Part 1)

I started a patio garden in a very accidental way. My neighbor has done unbelievable things with the small enclosed patio and alleyway beside our building, growing green beans, corn, grapes, carrots and just about everything else you can imagine in pots mounted to the walls of the building. My girlfriend, jealous of his ‘magical forest’, decided that we should start one too. She bought a number of herbs and a few vegetables and planted