Gads Zeus!

Gads Zeus! Look at where the Zeus hops are now. They’re on the railing of our second story deck. And, they’ve begun flowering.

This is the  Zeus hop bine ((Humulus lupulus var. whotheheckknowsii), part of the CTZ–Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus–hops triad) that has grown to the railing of my deck on the second story. And, it has started flowering.

So far, the Zeus are much more aggressive (taller and flowering) than the other hops that I planted. One of those was growing great guns and then died, possibly from a mildew, but it could have been mites or aphids.

Growing my own hops

This is a Zeus hop ((Humulus lupulus var. whotheheckknowsii)part of the CTZ–Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus–hops triad). I have planted approximately 20 hop rhizomes inside containers around the house. I have hung wire from my decks down to the containers, a drop of ten to twelve feet. The few that have popped up seem to migrate to the wires pretty readily.

Zeus hops beginning to trellis on a wire.