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Old 06-18-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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I was wondering if it is possible to grow my hops around a pillar. I have 2 big pillars of my deck and I'd like to have my hop hops spiral up that pillar. How do you think this would work?

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Old 06-18-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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First I would ask what is the surface coating of the pillar. I have rough wood posts and hops climb that. If it is a problem you could always spiral cord around the pillar. Good luck.

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Old 06-18-2014, 10:25 PM   #3
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I would run strings up the pillar, if the hops spiraled around they would be terribly difficult to get down at the end of season. i

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If there is deep shade "behind" the pillar the bines won't wrap around on their own...

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The pillars are painted with deck painting and I figured I'd use some twine or what not to train them around the pillar

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Here is a picture of what I am working with. I'll be using the one on the very left and possibly the other one too if it works out ok

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Here is a picture of what I am working with. I'll be using the one on the very left and possibly the other one too if it works out ok
They should do just fine, but to be sure make use of twine.
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