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Tag: saaz

Grow (h)OP: Saaz Cones & White Flies

As of today these hops plants have been in the ground for two full months and I’m incredibly proud, surprised and excited to say that the Saaz plant has full hop cones. Some are already almost an inch in length and hopefully will continue blooming for the next few months. From what I understand, this is still amazingly early to have cones appear, as they usually pop up mid-summer. We’ll see how these plants do

Grow (h)OP: First Sign of Burrs!

I was starting to think my next post in this column wouldn’t be for a few months and the hop plants are mostly doing the same thing right now. They are growing like monsters of course, and every week I have to lower the trellis a bit more on each plant, but there’s hasn’t been many exciting updates to post. The saaz vine seems to be slowing down a bit, and the 2 vines on

Grow (h)OP – Urban Hop Growing (Part 2)

With my last update, we were about a week into my hop growing adventure and these plants for sprouting fast and furious. By one week in the hop bines on both the chinook and saaz plants were not just poking their way out, they were already small plants, with foliage building up around them. Its exciting to see something grow that quickly right in front of you, and even weeks later, these plants show no

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