Archive for May, 2008

Hop Shortage?

May 17, 2008

Baby Cascade

Since the dreaded hop shortage of 2007-2008 began I have been thinking about growing my own hops.  I have an area in my back yard that I think gets enough sun for the Cascade variety.  I’m not much of a gardener, but I will give it my best shot. 

Even if the shortage doesn’t get too bad, I think it will be fun to watch them grow.  Most online posts about growing hops say that first-year plants don’t do very well and certainly don’t yield much.  But who knows, I might end up with a good harvest of Casacade hops.


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