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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2011, 12:14:01 PM »
Very interesting, thanks :)
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011, 12:16:40 PM »
I bought a 500' roll of electric fence line-it's made of sunlight resistant plastic with 6 strands of stainless steel wire woven into it.   The plants are happy with it and it only cost $10.  I usually just leave the cord I use strung up until it breaks.
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2011, 12:17:32 PM »
My interest is actually not so much with the jute, but with the politics. The book is on the Soviet Union's attempts to destabilize India between the First and Second World Wars. Jute comes up quite a bit.  

My original link though was jute twine and hops, tied into IPAs

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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 07:27:09 AM »
Huh. Who knew (other than you). That makes for an interesting link to India under the British Empire, given that jute was one of the major economic concerns of the British Empire in India (geeky I know, but I'm writing a book on something related at the moment.)
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 07:33:19 AM »
I use gardening wire. My experience with Cascades is that they grow just fine.  At harvest I loosen the bottom and the bines slide off.  Possibly more cutting is necessary than with jute, dunno.  It may not be any cheaper, but I'm going to reuse the wire this year.
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2011, 11:59:57 AM »
I use a nylon net hung from eye screws & anchored with garden spikes.

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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2011, 03:36:15 PM »
Huh. Who knew (other than you). That makes for an interesting link to India under the British Empire, given that jute was one of the major economic concerns of the British Empire in India (geeky I know, but I'm writing a book on something related at the moment.)
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2011, 04:08:26 PM »
Huh. Who knew (other than you). That makes for an interesting link to India under the British Empire, given that jute was one of the major economic concerns of the British Empire in India (geeky I know, but I'm writing a book on something related at the moment.)
Non-fiction or fiction? Working title?

Non-fiction. Working title is: "The Communist International and the Challenge to British India, 1919-1943".
Do you have a book deal or is it too new?
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2011, 11:54:56 PM »
Huh. Who knew (other than you). That makes for an interesting link to India under the British Empire, given that jute was one of the major economic concerns of the British Empire in India (geeky I know, but I'm writing a book on something related at the moment.)
Non-fiction or fiction? Working title?

Non-fiction. Working title is: "The Communist International and the Challenge to British India, 1919-1943".
Do you have a book deal or is it too new?

I'm currently discussing it with a publisher, but haven't signed anything yet.
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2011, 07:41:15 PM »
bailing twine.  If you have a farm supply store, go buy some.  cheap, lasts the season, rip it down, put new up, you'll never use the spools up.
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 10:04:15 PM »
I bought 4 rolls of Jute twine.  Each roll is 200ft at $2.99 each.  Very economical..  The Jute twine is coarse enough for the hop vines to climb up, even with tough winds; they love it, and they don't let go of it....  I'll soon post pictures..   
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Re: Hop String for hop growing. Any alternatives?
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2011, 10:04:40 PM »
Have checked freshops. That's were I got my coir.

$5.50/bundle

1 bundle = 10 strings X 20 feet per string = 200 total feet per bundle
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