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Old 02-22-2008, 03:27 AM   #31
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Roof is deffienately too hot - 150-170F in the summer in the south. The tree is better, but I vote for raised beds 4-6 feet from the trunk, with string or cable forming a tepee up to the trunk. The soil around the base of most trees is very acidic due to falling organic material (depending on the variety of tree), so the hops would probably do better in their own bed.

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Old 02-22-2008, 04:18 AM   #32
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Roof is deffienately too hot - 150-170F in the summer in the south. The tree is better, but I vote for raised beds 4-6 feet from the trunk, with string or cable forming a tepee up to the trunk. The soil around the base of most trees is very acidic due to falling organic material (depending on the variety of tree), so the hops would probably do better in their own bed.
I see that you don't have the big azz maple trees that I have.
I would have to plant 2 doors down to do what you are saying

My plan is to run some 20 foot poles ( be it PVC or steel) next to my fence on the north side of the house ( making it south facing) and run a rope from pole to pole (thinking 3 totaling 20 feet apart) and then stringers down from the rope to the ground where I plant the hops.


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Old 02-23-2008, 12:22 PM   #33
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Put a few 16' 2x4's in the ground directly below the gutter and put 1 screw into the upper lip of the gutter. Run your strings up past the roof to the top of the 2x4. You can sit on the roof to pick the hops. They wont do well laying on the shingles.

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Old 02-23-2008, 03:23 PM   #34
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I grew 3 plants on a trelis next to maple trees. In my case it wasn't a good idea, but better than none. I did get some harvest from hallertau, but none from my cascade. Too shaded I guess.
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