Originally Posted by hogsuace
BTW, how did your hops handle the Atlanta Summer? I want to plant some more hops but I don't want to waste my time and money if they are most likely going to die in the summer heat.
Sorry I didnt see this sooner. Hops handeled the heat ok. I dont have them in Direct sunlight but I think they get enough. First year my biggest issues were with critters and bugs. Still having some issues with bugs gnawing on the leaves. Part of it is that Im trying not to nuke them with chemicals and keep it mostly organic. My cascades have seemed to thrive and are the biggest out of the bunch. My others are doing ok but I dont think they are getting enough sun where I have them. I may end up moving them next year.
I definitely dont think you would be wasting your time growing them. In the end you have to do it for the fun of it. It will take years before you are getting a monster harvest. Depending on how much you brew and how much hops you use you will still be buying hops. All said and done I enjoy it even though I havent cropped out a bunch of hops.