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Hops in my backyard

Skinner

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hi everyone just wanted to share an ironic little story.

A few years back when we first moved into this house, my mom and I were weeding and getting ready to start a garden, we were pulling out old plants left and right, little did we know we had pulled out about 80 valuble hop plants, we had no idea what these plants were with little conular buds, we thought, just another old weed that had taken over.
Well then a few months back I got into brewing, and found out what these hops looked like :eek:!

ahh oh well, ive got a place that sells em about 3 miles away, i think im still in business.

sure would have been nice to of had home grown hops though.
 

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Doh! Let me guess they were nice, large, mature plants too? Heh, I am surprised you weren't informed when you were looking at the house. I know if I had a stash of hops plants I would have made that a selling point!
 

Skinner

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yes they were prime, and it turns out the previous owner did sell them, I contacted her and she said shed had them for years, she actually was a small contributor to the local brewery here. and yes I also was surprised I was not notified about the plants when moving into the house.
Ive been contimplating growing some more.

Skinner
 

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