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Offline robb

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Hop Trellis
« on: October 30, 2012, 11:07:09 AM »
I had a successful summer growing 4 types of hops up and over my back yard pergola.  I have them planted at the post with ropes extending to the top support and then laid the rope horizontally in different directions over the pergola.  The vines needed a little help wrapping around the horizontal ropes but generally it worked very well.   The question I have is could I lay a wire metal grid (with about 6x6 openings) on top of the pergola and will the vines wrap around the metal with the wire being quite a bit smoother than rope? 


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Re: Hop Trellis
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 11:15:31 AM »
they will, but it will be a PITA to remove the spent bines at the end of the year. I like biodegradable twine because then you just cut it down, chop it up and chuck it in the compost and string new twine next year.

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Re: Hop Trellis
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 12:14:56 PM »

this is how mine grow.  this is four pieces of electrical conduit with connectors. i bent the 90degrees in the top and 15 degrees in the bottom so the connections would be linear.   i just tie twine up on it and anchor to a 4 by 4. they do on occasion grow on the metal support and i have to break them off. i would not want all of mine to grow up wire. the string i just cut and harvest on the ground
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