Pictured above is a fast-growing Hops plant. This perennial vining plant sends out hundreds of tendrils as it grows. Last weekend, Todd put up a trellis of sorts so the vines can grow vertical instead of just horizontal across the fence. Since I took the photo on Sunday, some of the vines have already grown another 10 inches. Max height should be around 20 ft this year.
Soon it will start flowering and you can drop a bud directly in a beer if you like a hoppy taste.