Monday, August 23, 2010

Diminishing Hope for Hops

I'm pretty much giving up hope on getting a batch of hops this year. Houston followed up the wettest July on record with the hottest August (and the month isn't even over yet). The almost constant rains of July didn't give the soil much of a chance to dry, slowing growth and cause the leaves to yellow. Now the ridiculous heat of August is taking its toll as well. If anyone else is growing hops in Houston, I'd love to hear about your results for this year.