Originally Posted by cuinrearview
A few hours south of you Zues(high alpha) and Sterling(Saaz sub.) are two of my top three producing varieties(out of nine). The Zues produces massive aromatic cones and are considered the same as Columbus and Tomahawk. If I can get over to where I'm growing I may be able to take a couple cuttings. My Hallertau has been a very poor producer down here.
I'd be very interested in additional hops, but honestly, I don't know that I have room for that many!
Maybe if I can get my spot cleared out, I'll find a way to plant 2 more hills.
What is the matter with that Hallertau? Can you water it every day? I have my cascades next to the house and have a drip hose set up on a timer, so I only have to twist the control to like 45 minutes each, or every other, night.
My new beds will be across the yard and I will have to stretch a hose out there. I am thinking about putting an eaves trough on the garage and collecting rain water in a couple of barrels, then burying a garden hose between there and the new hops beds. The height difference ought to be enough to water them well.
So many plans, so little time! I'll have so much time put into doing all of this that I won't have time to actually brew!