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Hi folks.  First timer here, love the forum.

Ready to get hops going in the spring for brewing.  Found many sites online but don't know them.  Any recommendations that are organic?

Thanks. 
 
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hops are hard to keep down around here.  give them something to climb and they're happy as clams.  what's your climate like?
 
                              
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We're in the beautiful Ozarks of Missouri.  Four seasons for sure.  People grow them around here but we're looking for something organic.  I guess not many permies grow hops.  Thanks.
 
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Marcel wrote:
We're in the beautiful Ozarks of Missouri.  Four seasons for sure.  People grow them around here but we're looking for something organic.  I guess not many permies grow hops.  Thanks.



the lack of information might be an indication of how easy hops are to grow instead of a symptom of unpopularity.  lots of folks grow them out here, whether or not they're into permaculture.

build a trellis or plant some next to a tree to climb.  they'll easily climb 20 feet.  mulch would certainly help hops establish.  well-drained dirt treats them better in my experience, but they're relatively adaptable.  they frequently escape cultivation in Yakima and grow in ditches and landscaping.
 
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