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How To Grow Hops Indoors (Yes, Indoors)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 3:40
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How To Grow Hops Indoors (Yes, Indoors)

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With the popularity of home brewing and craft beers on the rise, there is an increasing interest among home gardeners in growing their own hops. Since the hops plant is a large, aggressively growing vine, many hold to the belief that it can only be grown by those with enormous, sprawling properties. With a little creativity and adventure, however, it is possible to grow this bitter plant just about anywhere – even indoors.

But if you’re up to the adventure, here are some tips for growing your own hops – indoors.

Getting Your Rhizomes

While it is possible to grow a hops plant from seed, it is not the best strategy. This is because there are both male and female hops plants – and since only the females produce flowers, growing from seed means you will only have a 50 percent chance that the plant will produce that critical ingredient for your home-brewed IPA.

A much better plan is to purchase some female rhizomes from a reputable nursery.

Select Your Growing Location and Container

Keeping in mind that your hops plant is going to take up a lot of room once it starts growing, you will want to select a location with plenty of space near a large window where it will get a lot of sunlight.

Source: http://www.offthegridnews.com/survival-gardening-2/how-to-grow-hops-indoors-yes-indoors/

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