Hop season just around the corner

A little hard to believe with snow still covering much of the landscape, but warmer weather is on the way, and along with it, hops!

Some “aspiring” hop farmers attended a hop tutorial in Geneva, NY this weekend, according to The Daily Mail:

Aspiring hops producers attended a tutorial at the Agroforesty Resource Center on Saturday, receiving instruction on the do’s and don’ts of growing the crop. Rick Pederson, a successful producer from the Finger Lakes whose crop was used in 2004 to create the first beer brewed using only New York hops, spoke to more than 10 attendees via teleconference from the New York state Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.

Check out the full article here.

I’ll be interested to see how my own hop plants do in their second year.  Vines go higher!

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