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Old 10-29-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what the diameter of twine should be for growing hops? I know the commercial guys use coir twine but it is a little expensive. I was hoping someone knows the diameter then maybe I can find somthing cheaper.



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Old 10-29-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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I just use regular twine from Home Depot, I got a bunch a couple years back for a couple bucks and it hasn't failed me yet.



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Old 10-29-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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I tried regular twine, but it tended to pull apart when it got windy. Had the same problem with the tomatoes, even though they were only 6' pieces. Any cord with two threads would probably work fine, diameter doesn't seem to matter.

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Old 10-29-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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I've used the cheap brown farm style twine. No issues.

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Old 10-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #5
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I bought a spindle of baling twine from the local farmers co-op. Inexpensive, strong, and the spindle will last me for yeeeeeeeeeaaars.

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Old 10-30-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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I used nylon rope. I will be able to use it many years - no rot, no pulling apart - rated at 1000lbs so I shouldn't come close to maxing it out with hop cones... My first year hops grew 20+ feet tall so I don't believe it has any detrimental effects to the hop bines growth. Not sure if diameter has much impact other than strength (as long as the hop bines can hook their spiny hairs into it).

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Old 10-30-2009, 06:25 PM   #7
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I like the utility of cheap Sisal 3/8" rope.

Cheap enough you don't care to save it. Strong enough it lasts through the season.

I used coir last year and it was crap.

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Old 11-20-2009, 07:10 PM   #8
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I like the utility of cheap Sisal 3/8" rope.

Cheap enough you don't care to save it. Strong enough it lasts through the season.

I used coir last year and it was crap.
I used choir this year and as long as it doesn't spend prolonged time in contact with the ground, it should last you several seasons.

I also used sisal last year and it was good-not-great, but a good one-season alternative to choir and more readily available.
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I used choir this year and as long as it doesn't spend prolonged time in contact with the ground, it should last you several seasons.

I also used sisal last year and it was good-not-great, but a good one-season alternative to choir and more readily available.
Mine never touched the ground.

"Should" and "does" are completely unrelated. Of 26 drops, 14 were degraded enough by the heat, wind, and storms of the plains that they snapped lowering the plants to the ground.
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Mine never touched the ground.

"Should" and "does" are completely unrelated. Of 26 drops, 14 were degraded enough by the heat, wind, and storms of the plains that they snapped lowering the plants to the ground.

Maybe you just got unlucky. I had 28 stringers and every one of them lasted. We have some pretty good winds here too. took all 28 down when I cut down my hops and they are all in great shape to go another season at least.


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