Originally Posted by Epimetheus
That is rather discouraging information. What conditions makes for successful home grown hops?
Don't be discouraged. See it as a challenge. Heck, it took me a decade before I started growing tomatoes I was proud of and hops are way more complex than hops.
If nothing else, use commercial hops for bittering and your homegrown hops for late addition. Even if you aren't picking at peak "bittering", its really easy to smell if they are ready to be picked for oil and aroma.