I just planted my first hop rhizomes this year, encountered a few
problems and questions, and after spending a LOT of time trying to find
answers and a community of hop gardeners, I decided that what we need is
one centralized respository of knowledge about growing and caring for
hops. I therefore created http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Grow-Hops --
which is exclusively about hop gardening. I hope that those of you who
are growing your own hops will join us. There is definite interest out
there because is less than 24 hours from starting the group, we already
have 29 members.
By the way, for many years I have also had an enormous vegetable garden
-- about 7,000 square feet -- and my son sells vegetables to the produce
stand down the street. Got hit by a late frost here in Arkansas this
spring, so I had to replant most of my garden, but things are looking
very good right now. I tilled two dump truck loads of sawdust into the
garden in the fall, and applied a lot of nitrogen to help it decompose,
and it has helped a lot. The worst mistake I ever made was putting a
dumptruck of manure in my garden a couple of years ago; I'm still
dealing with every weed known to mankind. :-(
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrewingEquipment Discuss 'equipment only'
with 590+ brewers, including many pros and many with Tiers/RIMS/HERMS.