Over the last two days I’ve spent some time digging up, relocating, removing and planting hops. Last year was the first year I planted hops. I ordered Cascade, Fuggles and Nugget rhizomes from American Brewing (I believe that’s the right name) down in
I didn’t know exactly where I wanted to plant them permanently, so I planted them in large pots last year. For the winter I was worried about the rhizomes surviving so I buried them in the ground. Over the last two days I dug up all eight rhizomes. I had four Cascades last year. I replanted three in their permanent homes and split the last one into three plants. I had two Nuggets that I split into five plants, two of which my neighbor will plant. I had two Fuggles that I split into five plants, two of which another neighbor will plant.
I did all of that Friday and I was outside seeding today when the mailman pulled up with the two rhizomes I ordered from
Hopefully come August or September I’ll be telling you about the bountiful hop harvest and maybe a Harvest Ale that I am brewing.
Here is the Cascade that I split.
Cascade after splitting into 3 rhizomes:
Freshly dug up Fuggles – this is actually two rhizomes that grew together:
Fuggles after I split them apart into five rhizomes:
Here are my two Nugget rhizomes.
The itty bitty Centenial; They say big things come in small packages, so I hope this produces some 15 AA bittering hops.
Here’s my modest hop yard with the five mounds.