Apparently, we planted our hop plants poorly. Our new rhizomes have grown to barely 10 inches since we planted them nearly two months ago. When I asked Doug, the proprietor of the homebrew shop, he said he has specimens that have grown 12 times that in the past six weeks. He did mention that it could be the variety. We planted Chinook and Mount Hood, and even Doug’s Chinook plant is small (though still larger than our plants).

We have noticed evidence of growth – as much as an inch or two just in one day. But that has only been very recently – since we put a thick bed of mulch around them and started watering them everyday.

With luck, the plants’ new treatment will cause stellar growth. I can’t say I’m holding my breath though.

Here are pictures of our two little plants:

Chinook hops.

Mount Hood
Mount Hood hops