We checked out the field of Dream Rye over the weekend and we’re really pleased with what we found.
The shoots are ankle to shin high, healthy and green, and appear to have survived the winter in great shape. Even the few acres we had to replant after they were flooded are looking good.
Even better, no signs of slugs. The last time we planted rye in late fall, slugs wiped out the crop in just a few days. So this time around we tilled the soil, making it inhospitable for slugs.
For those of you familiar with seeing the Dream Rye field on the way into the Hopyard – it’s not there anymore. There wasn’t enough room for all the new rye we want to grow. Increasing our acreage from 15 – 35 acres meant searching for a bigger plot. We found the space in a field just north of the Chatoe Rogue along the Willamette River.
This is just the beginning of what we hope will become another great batch of Rogue Farms Roguenbier Rye Ale.