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Old 04-12-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Hi all,
Just poking around to see what everyone does to anchor the hop twine to the bed/dirt/ground?

Currently, I have the twine dangling freely on the ground and letting the hop vine climb up it, but i'd like something a little more taut for the summer...

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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I haven't done it yet but I was going to try wrapping it around a brick and burying it a few inches under ground.

I would also like to hear a few ideas.

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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subscribing. First year growing mine. I'm planning on tying the twine to a short stake right next to my plants.

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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I'm using stainless hop anchors because they look cool but for a more economical use many folks are using tent stakes.

http://www.hopmarkers.com/product/ho...tainless-steel

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Old 04-12-2012, 03:40 AM   #5
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Tent stakes.

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I'm going to use steel tent stakes and coconut based twine and hope that works.

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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I just use a stick. Probably 3/4 inch diameter. I leave it on the ground for the winter and it rots away so a new one goes in the spring.

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I grow in wooden raised beds. I have an eye bolt screwed into the top.

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Old 04-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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I went to the local ace hardware and found a box of 12 inch stakes. I use 4 per plant site so each bine will have it's pwn seperate line to climb. This also sperads the bines and allows for good air circulation. I sort of box in the plants. 2 on the inside of the row and two on the outside for each plant. It zig zags the line and actually helps stabilize a wobbly set up like my PVC system. The down lines get snugged up and with the legs well anchored with a line to pull on each end and it is very sturdy and stable now. I'm happy because it was all recycled except one fitting and the fibre string that I got a bulk 2500 foot roll of for way cheap. Hope this helps.
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