The signs of autumn are appearing.
The chill in the air has arrived early. Early enough that we had to turn on the heat.
That does not make me happy.
With the cooler and wet summer there is lots of vegetation that has spouted and already falling over into moldy allergy prone heaps. Making for itchy eyes and sneezing days ahead.
One area I can show this week is the ripe hops growing in my neighbors and mine yards. Neither of us brew home-made beer, but it makes a good growing vine for shade or trailing coverage.
So lets hop on to, the autumn preview!
fat (ripe) green hops
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fat hops head hanging heavy on a on trellis (good for shade)
hops in the process of drying
hops seed head, nice and dried
these will fall to ground and self seed and grow more plants, if wanted
If you would like to read more of what I have written on the history and uses for hops click HERE.
Is autumn showing its head in your part of the country. Or you in the part of the world where the new season will be spring?
Until next time ...