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Homegrown hops

Sadly, these homegrown hops aren’t at my house (not for lack of trying), but at my mom’s. That’s good though, because I can pick all I want. Check out how insane these are growing:


This hop is crazy big, and summer hasn’t even started. It’s growing up a trellis right off of the back deck.


This is the original hop plant that appeared in my mom’s garden. It’s been there for years. It’s growing over the fence (right) and up into a juniper tree (left). This picture looks like you’re looking into some wild hop labrynth.


This hop leaf is bigger than my hand!

What’s amazing to me is these are growing so well in Alfalfa… not a place known for its lush greenery.