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DeadDoc 05-04-2008 08:53 PM

Installing trellis today and planting
 
Finally got most trellis parts and time to install.

10x10 PVC Sch 80 structure.

2 - Sunbeam
2 - Sterling
2 - Mt. Hood
2 - Crystal
1 - Tettnanger
1 - Magnum

http://www.thescott-forge.net/Hops/_MG_6005small.jpg

Still designing half of it as only partial is built and in the ground.

No taller than 15ft though.

hammer one 05-04-2008 10:35 PM

congrats! I got a wild hair this morning and bought Goldings, Tettnanger and Mt Hood they should be here thurs-fri. I live on th other side of town, around Athens Ga. What did you do to prep your ground?

DeadDoc 05-04-2008 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by hammer one (Post 665234)
congrats! I got a wild hair this morning and bought Goldings, Tettnanger and Mt Hood they should be here thurs-fri. I live on th other side of town, around Athens Ga. What did you do to prep your ground?

Prep ground? huh? LOL. well manually raked the ground to clear top... did weed killer about 3 weeks ago. then put in two different soil types of plant/veggines(20CF) or whatever.... then moo-nure (1 cf), PeteMoss (2cf) tilled into 6 mounds.... I still need more soil to fill the rest... haha. Probably total of 60CF.

http://www.thescott-forge.net/Hops/_MG_6013.JPG
http://www.thescott-forge.net/Hops/_MG_6019.JPG
http://www.thescott-forge.net/Hops/_MG_6020.JPG

This is layer one... still 9ft to go. And no it is not crooked... the ground is sloped.

hammer one 05-05-2008 12:28 AM

Looks good ! How tall will it be when your finished? or do you just keep adding sections as your hops grow.

DeadDoc 05-05-2008 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by hammer one (Post 665345)
Looks good ! How tall will it be when your finished? or do you just keep adding sections as your hops grow.

bottom of hill (right side) is prox 6ft.... top of hill (left side) 4 feet above ground. Probably only 9ft above this..... so 15ft and 13 foot. minus the mount height of approx .5-1ft. but id like to go higher... my only concern is getting the hops down.... that part still isn't planned out. :o


But.... if this turns out to be a good investment then I will clean the entire back yard and make it look very kick ass.... maybe put in a lil stream... heh.

FSR402 05-05-2008 02:03 AM

Dumb question but are they going to get enough sun? Looks like a lot of shade there.

DeadDoc 05-05-2008 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by FSR402 (Post 665427)
Dumb question but are they going to get enough sun? Looks like a lot of shade there.

photo were taken between 7:20-7:50.... Im hoping soo though.... if not I will grow just sunbeam. Tracked at least 6 hours of sun.

nealf 05-05-2008 01:09 PM

Looks great!!! I live in Cartersville (about 20 minutes north of you) and my hops are around 3' - 4' tall at this point; they really take off. You'll have them up and growing in no time!

OregonNative 05-05-2008 01:51 PM

Looks good dude! I'll have too get pictures of my hops trellis when I get it installed. I put the rhizomes in the ground not long ago so I have a little bit of time. I should be building it in the next week or two.

DeadDoc 05-05-2008 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by nealf (Post 665709)
Looks great!!! I live in Cartersville (about 20 minutes north of you) and my hops are around 3' - 4' tall at this point; they really take off. You'll have them up and growing in no time!

Im just worried for when I go on vacation.... may 22nd-31st.. heh. Might just cut them back before I go no matter what.... then hope they take a lil while to grow up and then train them when I get back.


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