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Anyone grow their own hops for beer making? This might be something we'd like to do.
You have seen them growing in Kent, maybe? Six metre high poles with wires strung between them? and all that pulling down to the ground when they have flowered?
I don't suppose they have to be frown in such a mechanical fashion, but I do know that they have extremely sticky, scratchy and razor sharp stems and they would wrap themselves around any tree with enthusiasm. Very difficult to harvest.
But a pretty plant if left alone, though very rampant and invasive.
my husband bought some seeds this year and wanted me to grow them for the same reason. However they are not easy seeds to grow needing x2 cold periods !! i may give it a go next year