I live in Western Washington. Near the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
About two weeks ago when my hops were about a foot tall, I cut them all to ground level. Now, I have vines well two feel, and they climb up the rope about two inches a day. we have them in half oak barrel pots about 8 feet in front of our brewery, and four ropes from each pot secured tot he roof line. Kind of in a fan or sunburst pattern. Hoping for some nice shade in a couple months.