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Hop plant maintenance, what you need to know.

If you are a lazy gardener, hops are pretty great. They really want left to do their own thing. With a structure to climb up and good weather there isn’t much that can stop them. But there are still ways you can care for your hop, especially depending on the weather, pests and conditions of your garden. Weather is important in many ways. Hops are a native species, even if some variants aren’t, so are pretty well suited to our climate. Like many plants it is extremes that they suffer from. In the spring and summer your hop plant may need a daily water, but this is of course depending on the weather. If it is an average summer they are only going to need a sprinkle every day, but in more inten

History of Hops

Hops are one of the most important ingredients in modern brewing. They help flavour, add aroma and preserve beer. But despite having a long history in Europe they were not used in alcohol for a very long time, and it took a while for them to become the dominant force they are in modern brewing. Hops are a wild indigenous plant to Europe. Chances are you’ve seen some growing wild yourself. This makes it a very hardy plant, that is well adjusted to our climate. The earliest record we have of hops being cultivated is 736AD. In the Hallertau region of Bavaria, now Germany. This is a name you may recognise from the German lager hop Hallertau. Along with Tettnanger, Spalt and Saaz it is a European

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