Other uses for hops, pruning Brussels sprouts & growth of legumes

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Hops make a lovely vine to cover an arbor or climb up a large trellis. The female “cones,” which contain the flavor and aroma for brewing beer, are a beautiful chartreuse against the dark green leaves. Find out what other uses they have and who in the plant world they are related to.

Time to top prune Brussels sprouts. It involves hormones which control growth, in this case, stopping a hormone, which then allows the sprouts to grow larger. Learn the concept and apply it to other plants, too.

Peas and beans planted late July and early August had early warmth for rapid growth and now cold to improve flowering and pod production. How long can we expect these legumes to last?

You can head to the Milwaukee County UW-Extension Horticulture page for more gardening information.