I love vines. I think a garden without a bunch of vines should get some vines.
There will be no lack of vining plants in my garden this year--beans, peas, cucumber, pumpkin, squash, grapes, chayote... And now hops!
This is Humulus lupulus 'Nugget' popping out of the soil. It's a standard hop variety, with high bitter acid content good for beer brewing and other purposes. I also got 'Teamaker,' with low bitter acids. What will I do with these plants?
Beats me. I was on a plant-addiction-induced binge and finally ordered hop rhizomes on a whim. It will be another year before I will get a sizable harvest, so I am telling myself that I have time to decide what to do with these babies!