I just realized I don’t know what the new leaves look like for hops plants…but there appears to be a vine-ish plant poking out around where I planted the Cascade hops rhizome (in case you aren’t familiar with the current technologies, the white stick in the picture is my GPS locator). After perusing some Google images of hops leaves, I am current assuming that, yes, this plant is, indeed, hops. So I am feeling cautiously celebratory.
Posts Tagged ‘vines’
Hops add much of the aroma, flavor, and bitterness to the beer. They also happen to grow on beautiful vines, so are a good choice for a space-deprived urban garden. Cascade hops in particular are used in a lot of American beers, and are in my absolute favorite brew (for the time being – a’hem - let’s not dig ourselves in a hole, here) Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewing.