This was my first year growing hops but I actually got a bit of a yield from two of the four varieties I was growing. I think this year is going to be a good one. I am growing Goldings, Northern Brewer, Centennial, and Willamette. Decide the varieties you are looking for first and then see if your local brew shop has the rhizomes available. You can order them over the Internet as well. In Washington they tend to come available around March. I got my Northern Brewer variety from Oregon and was even sent some instructions on how to plant it. It is very easy and there are also many books available on the subject.