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Old 01-28-2011, 04:37 PM   #11
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Haha, will do. I'm going to have to look around the back yard and see what my best course of action will be. Most of my yard, minus the big veggie garden is in shade and some 20' tall contraption will be a pain to build and maintain. I think I may start one at each end of my privacy fence and train them to run up and down.

Spotted Dog, from what I've read, you don't need them 20' in the air to get results, just let the vine grow to a good length, no matter how you go about it.
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You know it!!! I'm going to start as easy as I can, if it works it works! If it doesn't I'll go fancy :-)
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:00 PM   #12
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Spotted Dog, from what I've read, you don't need them 20' in the air to get results, just let the vine grow to a good length, no matter how you go about it.
Less than 20' is fine, but it will limit the production of your hops. The first two years that I grew hops, I was working with a 12' trellis. I then upgraded to what I have now. It's a 15' trellis, but I can adjust it higher or lower. Lower for harvesting, higher when my hops need extra room. Last year, I extended it to 20' for the entire grow season...the year before it was 15'.

Now...it could be the fact that my hops have a better root structure after the extra year...but I noticed that when I extended to 20', my hops produced about 25% more. Plus, they weren't as bushy because they didn't have to expand outward as much. This made it a lot easier to keep them seperated between different varieties.
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I'm more into this just to say "Hey look I even grow my own hops :-)" and to use for maybe a batch or two ;-)

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