This is a post for those homebrewers who want to grow hops in their yards and want to know what to expect the second year of growing.
I know that I have read from other hop growers that the first year isn’t that impressive when it comes to actual above ground growth.
I can tell you that the second year is much different and the bines come up strong. When the hops growing season gets started, a whole bunch of shoots come out of the ground.
A month later, ther bines at 10 feet tall. I am (literally) running out of rope for these things.
My brother sent me a photo of his hop plant. Last year, he didn’t get much growth and no cones. I think this year will be a little different.