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NicoleBrewer

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Last year I planted a centennial rhizome and when they sprouted they were green and leafy. Today I found this where I planted it. It doesn't look at all like it did last year but it looks like sprouted hops when I googled itImageUploadedByHome Brew1397498017.822992.jpg


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Last year I planted a centennial rhizome and when they sprouted they were green and leafy. Today I found this where I planted it. It doesn't look at all like it did last year but it looks like sprouted hops when I googled itView attachment 193169


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Definitely hop shoots.

If you get too many in the future, you can cut them like that and pickle them to eat later on if you wanted.
 

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Yep, those weird, purple tentacles are fresh hop bines. They will soon turn green, open leaves and reach for the sun - thus, continuing the circle of life.
 

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I completely disagree...you should steam them and then soak them in butter with a little salt. Way better.
Well, if you want to be that way!

Overnight soak in a Ballast point sculpin,shallots,black garlic. Then wrap with thick cut bacon and put on the smoker for 5 hours. Finish with mushroom sauce and chives. Perfecto.
 
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Thanks. Unfortunately I don't think I'll have an abundance of shoots. Shortly after posting this they all snapped... We've had really high winds today and the chicken wire I had protecting it must have come loose and broke them all. There is a tiny bit of the broken shoots above the surface. Will they still grow or is this one done? I'm so mad right now!!!


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They Will still grow. I was brushing the Fall leaves off mine last year and did the same thing and had the same thought.
Don't worry they will grow new bines you should be fine.
 

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Fear not! More shoots will soon emerge! Mine looked just like that. For some reason second year shoots are purple.
 
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