Sunday, April 21, 2013

Late, but with a good excuse.

So the Columbus may have been the last of the four rhizomes to appear above the soil. Seems that the reason for this was mostly likely because it was growing three shoots simultanteously:

The third shoot to the right is still looking a little pale. With any luck they will all continue to grow and produce healthy growth. It remains to be seen which strategy (one shoot at a time versus three) will be more productive.


  1. Glad to see you got back into growing hops after leaving Houston. I didn't get my act together in time, again, to make another attempt at it. Good luck! Hopefully the growing conditions in DC will be better than in Houston. Cheers!

  2. Hi Steve

    Thanks for dropping by. Shame you're not going to have your own hops this year. I definitely feel my hops were pretty well established after one year. I suspect they'd only go from strength to strength. Having them in a bed rather than pots may have helped though. I'm pretty sure now that growing hops in Houston is quite possible. Don't know if the next tenants will do anything with them.

    You'll be able to keep up with how I fare further North here at least :)