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Offline oscarvan

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Hops and Lattice.....
« on: March 05, 2011, 06:38:04 PM »
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.....
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 07:09:01 PM »
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'.
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 08:40:34 PM »
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.  :)
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 11:46:08 PM »
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. ;)
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 08:55:24 AM »
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.

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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 09:09:45 AM »
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.
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 11:25:25 AM »
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. 
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 07:21:42 PM »
This all doesn't sound very encouraging....... hmmmmm.
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 05:41:45 AM »
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.
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 06:10:48 AM »
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.
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011, 08:13:33 AM »
I'm assuming that the cones are being picked with the bines in place on the trellis.

That was my plan.....
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011, 08:56:32 AM »
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....;)
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 09:01:32 AM »
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....;)

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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 09:49:29 AM »
Don't do today what you may have someone else do tomorrow?
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Re: Hops and Lattice.....
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 09:54:46 AM »
will the chemicals in the pressure-treated wood have any effect on the hops?
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