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    Just heard about a new project called "Cardiff Hops". Buy a hop plant, harvest the hops and takes them to a microbrewery for a communal brewup. Not sure what happens after that
    Its based on a similar project in Brixton Brixton Beer harvest and drinking
    The 20 Starter pack contents:
    - One Prima Donna rhizome
    - Hop twine
    - Gravel
    - Seaweed fertilizer
    - Well rotted manure
    Additional rhizomes are 10.
    So, who grows hops and would you be part of something like this?
    I did search Hops - Fuggles, Goldings or ???
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    I've got a hop grown from a rhizome from Ryton - in my garden. Didn't do that well last year but I have high hopes for this year.


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    But look at that one by the canal! Several down by the river I've spotted as well. I'll show you ^^^ one day. Wonder if they take up copious amounts of water...hmmm!

    I'd go for it VC. Golden hop is pretty in the sunlight.
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    It isn't a golden hop though VVG. Wonder whether I could let it grow it into a defunct fruit tree. I've been thinking about a hop for a while - to eat the shoots (poor man's asparagus)- but no idea how it tastes.
    Its tempting
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    It would probably scramble rather nicely. Bit like an edible clematis
    They used to be all over this bit of the Midlands - brewing quarter!
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    'Tis done! I've signed up for a starter pack and an extra rhizome. Pick them up on St Patrick's Day
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    I hope the luck of the Irish be upon you. Guinness Vine?
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    So two rhizomes? To be sure, to be sure

    I rather like the look of some hop bushes I saw once. Let us know how you go.
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