I finally pulled the trigger and ordered 4 hop rhizomes.
Your Order (placed on March 7, 2011)
Item Sku Qty Subtotal
Fuggle Hop Rhizome HR01 1 $4.99
Horizon Hop Rhizome HR67 1 $4.99
Cascade Hop Rhizome HR13 1 $4.99
Centennial Hop Rhizome HR35 1 $4.99
Not that I think this will help me avoid any upcoming hop shortages, but it can't hurt. And truthfully, I've been meaning to plant hops at my house for 6 years. I have had a hop plant growing at my in-laws' farm for quite some time, and have even harvested some fresh hops from it. But they live 150 miles southwest of here, so the odds of me being at their place when it's time to harvest are slim.
I ordered 4 different varieties because last fall I started a fencing project around our garden. I plan to plant one on each of the four fence corners and let them grow out along the fence. This should help hide any flaws in my fence building and motivate me to complete the project this spring. I'll try to update my progress here as I remember or as events dictate.