Originally Posted by Virginiahops
I've really enjoyed reading this thread- I'm considering abandoning city life for a farm, and doing a little research, I haven't been able to find much info on hops growing in Virginia. With about 40 microbreweries and markets in DC and Baltimore, I wonder if this is because of mildew in a more Southern climate (I'm in northern VA, so the climate is more mid-Atlantic than deep South)
Also, are any of you seeing any impact on with your harvest from the changing weather patterns we've seen over the last couple years?
Any advice you could offer would be most appreciated!
I visit Blue Mountain brewery in Afton Virginia all the time and they grow hops in front of the brew pub. I am positive there are others in that area growing hops as well. I live in MD and have a nice little hop bed with about 10 plants that should give me a lot of cones this year, as well as relaxing times watching them mature. Good luck!