June 18, 2010
2010 Hop Crop Report (for my backyard)
Sixth-year Centennial exceeding expectations, strangling hostas, and contributing to backyard hop farmer-spousal tension.
Sixth-year Liberty being trained into a canopy. We are a couple very short weeks away from being filled in enough to sit in the hopyard and drink beer in the shade.
Barely mid-June, and both Centennial and Liberty are already shooting out a profusion of well-developed cone buds - the earliest I've ever seen them form. Our early spring and cool, rainy start to the summer must be magical.
How is your hopyard coming along?