A while back I started the wheels turning on my hops garden. This weekend I finally got the trellis finished and the twine up. I planted Cascade, Centennial and Chinook on Easter. 7 Days after planting the Cascade and Centennial poked through the ground. Chinook followed a day or two later. Cascade is currently about 2.5 ft, Centennial about 2 ft and Chinook is lagging at about 1.5 ft. Just recently I had a few small flies hanging around and a few aphids as well. I sprayed them with dish soap and water solution and it seems to be working so far.
Eventually I think I will need to add guy lines but I will deal with that later. I used 4x4x16' PT SYP and buried them about 3.5-4ft deep. Main line is currently two old dog run lines I had laying around. I picked up a turnbuckle to connect the lines. I used 1/2" x 6" Eye bolts and pre-drilled the hole with 7/16" bit. I bought a boat cleat that I will be attaching to the right post soon to tie off my main line. With this setup I will be able to either let the whole main line down for harvesting, detach the twine which is connected with a caribiner or just use the ladder.