Originally Posted by Evan!
Congrats on getting cones from first growths.
At the same time, if I'm reading the photo scale correctly, that trellis is about 1/3 the height it should be. My guy wires are about 15 or 20 feet high, and my second year transplants reached the tops long ago, then proceeded to flounder about and duck back down before snagging onto another guy wire and making it back up that one.
To me, it looks like that trellis is maybe 7 feet high at best. Either you need to go horizontal to another identical trellis 15 feet away, or you need to go higher.
This would be awesome if I wasn't 21 and living with my parents
. I did the best I could with the space alloted. The way I trained the bines & designed the trellis net gave it extra length, I horizontally trained them from the beginning but only when there was enough length to have it growing straight up. Once it grew a few more feet up, I would train it across back in the opposite direction and have it pointing up to grow upwards again. I did this over and over until the cones started popping up, then I let the bines be so I wouldn't disturb or break any.
EDIT: Is that......Sam Calagione in your avatar pic...?