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Offline erockrph

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Re: Thinking about growing hops
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2015, 06:59:20 pm »
I don't have problems with deer despite living in the woods, possibly because the dog's scent. I do have a problem with hunters coming within 50 ft of the house despite being well posted when we have a boxer colored exactly like a whitetail. I have no problem with hunters per se, in fact we will let someone we know hunt on the property, its strangers with guns (and often beer) literally in my back yard I'm not cool with although they do leave the hops alone but only because their not in season.
It's because of yahoos like that that I rarely hunt firearms season down this way. I usually hunt in northern NH. The yahoos up there are just as stupid, but there's a whole lot less of them.
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Re: Thinking about growing hops
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2015, 09:43:25 am »
I bought coir twine this year, $30 for 450 ft, and used most of it.

Homegrown hops are the most expensive ones I use.

Here's a source for 4X that amount, for less money:

http://www.growerssupply.net/index.cfm?id=8&group_id=twi2226

(when they have it in stock)

Offline hopfenundmalz

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Re: Thinking about growing hops
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2015, 09:55:52 am »
I bought coir twine this year, $30 for 450 ft, and used most of it.

Homegrown hops are the most expensive ones I use.

Here's a source for 4X that amount, for less money:

http://www.growerssupply.net/index.cfm?id=8&group_id=twi2226

(when they have it in stock)
Thanks for the link. Coming back from a trip I found the hop garden a mess of bines growing everywhere, and I had to get them strung quickly, so the LHBS was the choice.
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