One of my biggest experiments this gardening season is going to be with hops. Thanks to Matt, this will be our third season home brewing our own beer. Something I’ve wanted to do since season one is to grow my own hops. It seems simple enough…
Well, a couple weeks ago, I ordered two Cascade Hops Rhizomes from a merchant on eBay. I have no idea what to expect. I read a couple forum posts and articles on how people’s hops just aren’t taking this year, which has me scared. It was quite a wet start to Spring, and now it is blistering.
The good news is that the stronger of the two Cascade rhizomes broke ground only after a couple of days. I wasn’t expecting it for about a week. So, this was a pleasant surprise when I got up early to go out and water.
Among other surprises was the first blossom on the Sweet Million Tomato plant. Hopefully, this is the start of many, many cherry tomatoes from it.
Also, the peppers seem to be absolutely thriving in the heat.
My garden is protected by an attack cat. Ain’t no critter gonna get my peppers! Not under Ellie’s watch.