This summer here in Western NY, we had the worse drought since 1943. It started out well. Got all the mounds weeded and composted. Most varieties grew taller than last year's, but then it got really hot and dry, and I had no time to water them. For some of the varieties, the cones developed but were very small. For others, the yields still look fairly good. About 3 weeks ago, it started to rain heavily. Now, the bines are growing new leaves, new side bines and even new flowers! I can't possibly imagine the flowers will develop into mature cones before the frosts hit. It's like the plants woke up from a dormancy from the drought. Anybody else deal with a hotter and drier summer this year and see weird things happen in the hop garden?