Saturday, August 06, 2005

Hop crop, pt. 5

Hoo boy, looka. While I'm not going to get too excited just yet (some friends of ours already have little cones blossoming on their bines already), I will say it's quite a relief to see how well the Willamette has recovered from its initial injury.

Yowza, my friends. Egads. All those bines you see are side sprouts from a single initial shoot. Hops, however, like many other plants, require a certain number of hours of direct sunlight every day in order to bloom. While we're not sure we can provide the necessary amount in our shaded Ewok village, time will only tell. At least the vines warn visitors: Beware! Annoyingly obsessive homebrewer resides within!


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