Homebrewing Blog and Resource

The hobby of homebrewing beer

Hop Bines Progress

Some people wanted to see the latest progress with the Magnum hop bines I have growing in the back yard.  Here are some photos:

Hop Bines        Hop Bine Close up        Hop Bine Close up 2

They have now been growing for a month.  I planted them back on May 1.  If we have a really sunny June and July, I think we’ll really see them grow.

Four bines sprouted up from the rhizome.  I cut back the two small ones so that these two strong ones could go the distance.

I don’t have my hopes up.  This year, we are focusing on the root system.  Yay.  Go Root System!


Single Hop Pale Ale Brewing


Bière de Garde Recipe


  1. curt

    hops are looking good. first year i let all my bines grow to help establish a good root system. the difference between first year and second year is staggering.

  2. Cool. Yeah, I wish I had taken the plunge a year ago. Here’s to 2011.

  3. I planted rhizomes a few weeks back and check every night, but nothing has sprouted up just yet. Two questions – how often do you water them and how long until the bines appeared?

  4. I don’t know how often John is water in his hops. When I was growing hops I used to water them every day. I know alot of guys who do a drip set up so they are getting water all the time. Hops like the water and do well with plenty of it. I am sure there is a limit though, so keep an eye on the saturation of the soil.

  5. I have been watering it often – after every sunny day.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén