Our hop is growing pretty good! even though we just planted them this spring. Recent weeks several plants have reached the top, for them its not so lonely up there ;-).
It seems like we will harvest quite some hops this year!
This year we will also be able to determine what type of hop does well on our soil: grow well, produce good amounts and quality of cones, and are the least affected by bugs or diseases. Next year we may use that information to optimize our hop production.