Fun Fact: Hop Rhizomes

Bronx, NY-

While researching if there was anyway that I might be able to grow hops in my Bronx apartment (I quickly found this to be a terrible idea), I wondered what a rhizome actually was. Apparently rhizomes are what you receive when you order some hop plants. Turns out rhizome just refers to a type of root that lays horizontal in the ground and sends up shoots from what the Wikipedia article refers to as “nodes.” If you want to take a look at an easily found and cheap rhizome, just visit your grocery store and check out the ginger root. For more info on actually growing hops check out: http://www.growinghopsyourself.com/

-Giancarlo

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