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Hops, glass and beer in the GYO gift set.

GYO Hops

Available from 08/06/2022

£29.00
The perfect gift for Father's Day or a beer lover this is a hop vine to grow at home, this gift set comes with a hop plant, a Darkstar beer and a beer glass. Best planted out in a partially shaded position with a fence or trellis as support, these hops vines will grow on quickly and produce their first hops 'bines' either this autumn or next.
Current Description
This is a variety called Golden Hops chosen not only for their good looks in the garden, but also because they are edible so can be used to make your own beer! Admittedly you will need a few plants to be able to do this though. The hops are growing like crazy just as pictured, and will be a really good size on arrival.
approx.45cm tall in a 2L pot
1 x GYO Hops   + £0.00
1 x Bottle of Hophead Real Ale   + £0.00
1 x DarkStar Glass   + £0.00
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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Hops are surprisingly easy to grow and thrive in our UK climate and have been used for centuries to create wonderfully flavoured ales and beers. They are climbing plants and will grow best up a sunny wall or partially shaded wall or support.

Whilst your plant is in a small pot it will need regular watering. Aim to water it heavily and then allow the top of the compost to dry out before watering heavily again. Hops vines are very vigorous and can put on up to a foot of growth a week in the growing season. They like a good free draining soil but if your garden soil is not suitable they do also thrive in a pot.

We expect these young plants to put on plenty more growth this year and with a bit of luck you should get your first set of flowers or ‘cones’ by mid summer. Be patient while these cones dry out and by the middle or end of September you should have your first crop of flavoursome hops.

There are now a host of small communities and individuals growing hops for small scale production and for home brewing and these easy to grow plants will produce a heavier harvest year after year.

After harvesting cut your vine right back to ground level and expect a fresh flush of new growth again in the Spring. As your vine matures it is best to remove the very first growth and any spindly branches periodically so that all the strength is concentrated in 3 or 4 main branches.

Problem solving

Hops plants are not greedy feeders but if the leaves start to turn a pale or mottled in colour your plant needs more nutrients and will benefit from a good dose mulch of organic matter.

Hops plants are deciduous so don’t be alarmed when it dies back in the winter. These plants are reasonably hardy but if we do have particularly cold spells (-8C or colder) then a fleece or heavy straw mulch will give your plant a bit more protection especially in the first couple of years.