Archive for July, 2008

Hops!

Jul 8, 2008
Hops and a Frog Band

Hops and a Frog Band

 The Cascade hop plants are growing nicely, but they seem to be a magnet for pests.  It looks like any insect that flies or crawls past them, they take a bite.  Also, the soil ain’t that great around here so I keep having to supplement with Miracle Grow or peat moss and potting soil.  On top of all that, there is a family of stray cats that have taken up residence in my back yard.  The kittens think all things green are just the best toys ever.  Not to mention the irresistible nature of the string that my hops are climbing…hence the tomato cages.

I don’t expect much yield out of the plants this year, but it has been fun to tend to them and watch them grow.  And a test of my patience to keep the bugs and cats away.

The Adequate Brewer