Originally Posted by zoom233
I dont know about you but kicking back with a beer and watching the grass (barley) grow sounds a lot better than pruning and training grapes.
Guys / Gals let me know what youd dream of doing / growing if you had a ½ acre or more to grow on.
I don't have a spot for hops yet, I still have some work to do where they will go, but if you want to keep your plantings beer oriented I'd say plant hops. They are easy to grow perenials and will come back year after year. Build a nice tall trellis and plant your most used varieties.
Right now I'm prepping a site for a small (12 trees) apple orchard. 12 trees should, in a few years, give me between 3-5,000 pounds of apples. That's a lot of cider. And, of course, I'll need a bee hive (or two) for pollination.
Personally, I'd grow grapes long before growing barley. You can get vines for under $10 each,they produce up to 20# of grapes each and live for decades.