As you already know, Michael loves to brew his own beer and has recently started growing his own hop plants. You can check out his post on Adventures of a Hop Head, Home Grown Hops, to learn more about his plants. Hops grow like a vine, so we knew we were going to need some type of trellis for them. As Michael and I were debating over what type of trellis we should buy, I stumbled across this awesome Container Beer Garden from HGTV Gardens. It was perfect! I decided to give it a go and make my own.
I am really pleased with how the trellis turned out (Michael is too, YAY!). So far seems like it is going to work great. Although I have been doing a little research about these plants and found that they grow up to 20 feet tall! YIKES! Not sure how they are going to fit on our tiny apartment balcony if they ever get that big, but we will worry about that when the time comes.
This little project was super easy and I had most of the supplies on hand. You just need some empty beer bottles, garden twine, tall sturdy sticks and a nice plant to grow up your new trellis. For the complete directions visit, hgtvgardens.com. Happy gardening!