With spring well and truly under way it’s the perfect time of year to start propagating hops.
Growing hops in the controlled protective environment of the green house allows us to make sure we pick the strongest plants to go into the gardens, filling in gaps and extending rows. Over the summer we hope to grow thousands of strong little plants, in the greenhouse.
With a bucket of water and a keen eye, the only way to gather the right cuttings is by going through the many hop shoots and finding the best samples. After gathering over a 100 shoots they are then taken back to the green house for cutting and planting, with only the best shoots making the cut. Keeping the hops watered with misters and heated by copper wiring underneath, we try to make the best environment within the greenhouse for the hops to root and prepare them for their future life in the gardens.