Confessions of a negligent hop farmer

The last book I bought on was The Homebrewer’s Garden. This time of year I love nothing better than watching hops grow. I’m convinced that if I had the patience or the time I could actually see the vine moving during peak growth. A healthy plant can grow about a foot a day.

Having said that, I must confess to being a very bad hop farmer. Every year, my plants get off to a great start and then seem to malinger through July and barely survive the summer.

I’ve also got to confess that I have not yet put the slightest effort into actually learning how to grow hops. I ordered this book yesterday and I am anxiously awaiting its arrival so that I can start setting things right with the hop gods!

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