Originally Posted by dhuggett
I live in Roanoke and am considering starting a raised bed hop garden this year with Cascade and Columbus. I am planning to have lattice on the more shady side of the beds. Approximately how high can I expect the plants to reach?
I'm in the Tidewater area of Virginia. I erected a 4x4 post in the center of an 8x8 bed. The post is 16' long, and buried ~3' deep, so that gave me a height of ~13'. I ran 1 bine straight up the post on a hemp rope and 4 more bines planted near the corners of the square bed, about 5' from the center, giving the hop bines about a 14' run. All 5 plants reached the top of the post in the first season, and in their second year, got there quicker. I think the Cascade plants would have gone further than 16' if I had a post that tall.