Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 25.1, Herb Study: Hops

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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The hop is perennial and somewhat fussy about its soil as it requires much humus. Needs plenty of moisture and suffers with north winds. Must be lifted and separated every few years. Medicinal uses as soporific and nervine. The fragrance of the hop in bloom is deliciously enchanting. Some varieties of hops and their characteristics are described. Often used by the Germans as flavoring in beers. English ales never contained hops. The young shoots can be used as a delicate vegetable. (17:09)



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