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Title: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: oscarvan on March 06, 2011, 01:38:04 AM
Will that work? I need to put two vertical 4x8 sections of lattice up to block out some crap in the neighbor's yard.....Ordered two cascade plants, wonder if they would like climbing on lattice, the pressure treated kind with approx 2x2" holes.....
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: corkybstewart on March 06, 2011, 02:09:01 AM
They'll grow on anything, but 8' of lattice is pretty short.  They do prefer being able to climb 15-20' tall but that isn't absolutely necessary.  I grow most of mine on a 14" tall trellis, but a lot of them also grow on my chain link fence and never get taller than 6'.
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: Hokerer on March 06, 2011, 03:40:34 AM
They'll grow on anything, but 8' of lattice is pretty short. 

Maybe he's stacking the two sections on top of each other.  Whatever of the neighbors' he wants to hide is really tall.  :)
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: tschmidlin on March 06, 2011, 06:46:08 AM
They'll grow on it no problem.  And it will be a real pain to take them off at the end of the season when they die back. ;)
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: pinnah on March 06, 2011, 03:55:24 PM
it will be a real pain to take them off at the end of the season when they die back. ;)

True.

You can tear the old bines off metal or something stable much easier.  Like...metal hog panels.
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: bluesman on March 06, 2011, 04:09:45 PM
I have lattice for my Magnum hops and they grow on it but I have to train them to keep them growing up. It's a PITA, so I am going to switch to a pole and twine setup this year.
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: Hydro on March 06, 2011, 06:25:25 PM
I would recommend using the plastic Lattice.  Avoid using anything which has been pressure treated that will come in contact with what you will be eating / drinking. 
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: oscarvan on March 12, 2011, 02:21:42 AM
This all doesn't sound very encouraging....... hmmmmm.
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: tomthebrewer on March 13, 2011, 12:41:45 PM
I use 2 4x8 lattices set horizontally and my 2 cascades love it. I picked 4 ounces the first year and lots more last year. Yeah, it's kind of a pain taking the bines off in the fall, but I don't mind.
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: tubercle on March 13, 2011, 01:10:48 PM
If you wait until late winter the old bines will be easier to get off. They become quite brittle by then. I'm assuming that the cones are being picked with the bines in place on the trellis.
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: oscarvan on March 13, 2011, 03:13:33 PM
I'm assuming that the cones are being picked with the bines in place on the trellis.

That was my plan.....
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: denny on March 13, 2011, 03:56:32 PM
If you wait until late winter the old bines will be easier to get off. They become quite brittle by then. I'm assuming that the cones are being picked with the bines in place on the trellis.

I generally wait til spring.  I'm pragmatic....;)
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: tubercle on March 13, 2011, 04:01:32 PM
If you wait until late winter the old bines will be easier to get off. They become quite brittle by then. I'm assuming that the cones are being picked with the bines in place on the trellis.

I generally wait til spring.  I'm pragmatic....;)

 I'm really starting to like this pragmatic thing ;D
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: oscarvan on March 13, 2011, 04:49:29 PM
Don't do today what you may have someone else do tomorrow?
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: tonyp on March 13, 2011, 04:54:46 PM
will the chemicals in the pressure-treated wood have any effect on the hops?
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: oscarvan on March 13, 2011, 06:25:27 PM
will the chemicals in the pressure-treated wood have any effect on the hops?
Good question. I don't think so.....
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: tubercle on March 13, 2011, 07:23:25 PM
will the chemicals in the pressure-treated wood have any effect on the hops?
Good question. I don't think so.....

No, the latticework won't but pressure treated post will for a few years as the chemicals leach out. Just don't plant anything right next to the post, say 8", so the roots aren't slurping up the chemicals and you will be fine. "Weathered" or raw post are better. The latticework in contact with the bines won't have any effect.
Title: Re: Hops and Lattice.....
Post by: oscarvan on March 13, 2011, 07:31:42 PM
will the chemicals in the pressure-treated wood have any effect on the hops?
Good question. I don't think so.....

No, the latticework won't but pressure treated post will for a few years as the chemicals leach out. Just don't plant anything right next to the post, say 8", so the roots aren't slurping up the chemicals and you will be fine. "Weathered" or raw post are better. The latticework in contact with the bines won't have any effect.

Ah, good point. Yes in the ground it's an issue. I plan on three posts with lattice in between..... I will put the plants in the middle, 2 feet from the nearest post. Plus they will be in a raised clump as my clay doesn't drain very well.