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Old 04-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #71
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #72
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Sending you a PM. We are just south of Syracuse and have started a small hop farm (in process right now). Would love to banter back and forth, and possibly visit your farm!


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Old 05-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #73
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Few pics.. hops and chickens! Summer begins ..

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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!
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Hops will grow just about anywhere.. judt b/c they dont grow where you liv now.. doesn't mean then won't there in the future.. people have got away from growing just about everything unless for Hobby gardens. pick up some rhizomes or plants throw them in the yard and give it a whirl...
Attached are the first spring sprouts.. columbus .. poles go in the ground this week...
Thanks- Looking forward to giving it a shot!
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Thanks- Looking forward to giving it a shot!
How big of an area are you going to start with?
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Poles are here...will be starting to look like a hop yard...now...

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Rainbow hops!


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Starting to look good!! Got your message, currently away on business will give you a call when I find a minute
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:59 AM   #80
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Looks Great Rudds. I love that panorama shot


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