These things are growing like the national deficit. They’ve already reached the top of our trellis and it isn’t even May yet.
Let’s hope they’re as keen on actual hop flower production as they are about reaching the sun. We had a decent haul last year but all indications are that we will have a mega-haul this year, at least in Georgia terms. All that you see are Cascade, with the exception of the lonely guy on the right, which is a Chinook. Joel is knitting the Chinook plant a little sweater for the cold nights, just so he knows he’s still loved. And for good measure, an actual photo of Joel, looking longingly at what will soon be:
And don’t get me started on the thickness of the bines compared to last year! I will literally talk your ear OFF!