I planted my first hop plant yesterday out in the yard. Centennial. That is actually 50% less than I wanted to plant. I had another plant but the wife started to freak when I showed her were I was going to put the eye hook to hold the rope. Until that point she was fine with me having two, until that point she was fine with me having ropes hanging from the house, until that point I wasn’t going to be only growing one plant on a trellis. I guess my wife is a little spatially challenged. 🙂
I plan on doing a little bugging of her so that I can hopefully get the one trellis turned back into one eye hook, one rope, and one hop plant growing to its’ full potential. Only time will tell and I don’t think I will have to worry about growth for a least several more weeks, while it continues to warm up.
Of course I read a ton of information before planting so that I can have a successful growing experience. Internet, books, forums, and friends received a grilling. If you haven’t figured this out yet, I can be a little compulsive and go somewhat over board with my interests.
Hopefully next year the one plant will give me enough to brew a batch with: dry hop or wet hop will be the conundrum. I will continue the hop growing saga. Enjoy!