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Old 04-17-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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First to break ground was good ol' Nugget!



Planted 5 hop types, 10 rhyzomes, in my tiny garden I made to share with my daughter's flowers.

So far the Columbus and Nugget have broken soil. Also planted are Mt. Hood, Sterling and Williamette. PVC pole is in and solidly foundated 3 feet under. Will add a second 10 ft. of PVC once these guys start taking off and I need to run them up bines. Plan to run two guy wires down and anchor to my side boards, each with a pully and ring system for lowering the hops down in the fall. Will also add a couple of lines to give lateral stability to the pole, perpendicular to the anchors underground. I will post more pix as/if things progress.
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Just a tip from experience, that's way too many varieties if they are all going up the same pole. The hops will get tangled up and you will end up with a "house blend" of hops. One or two is best for a small space.

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Just a tip from experience, that's way too many varieties if they are all going up the same pole. The hops will get tangled up and you will end up with a "house blend" of hops. One or two is best for a small space.
First time grower so my aim was to figure out what grows best in my area. I use a lot of Columbus, Nugget and Mt. Hood and I use Saaz for my lagers which is the reason for the Sterling. The space it 12 feet squared so I am hoping they can cohabitate. Thanks for the tip though. If I find the space to cramped I have another half acre I can use.
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Still? I screwed 'em up first try but thought it was corrected (I can see 'em).
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Still? I screwed 'em up first try but thought it was corrected (I can see 'em).
they work now
could you make them bigger lol ?

cant wait to have my own yard to grow
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I dont know if i would trust a 17 foot piece of pvc to support all those bines even with guy wires. I picked up one of these sofar its working good. It comes with a base that you cement into the ground so in the off season i can take the pole down and store it in the shed.

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I dont know if i would trust a 17 foot piece of pvc to support all those bines even with guy wires. I picked up one of these sofar its working good. It comes with a base that you cement into the ground so in the off season i can take the pole down and store it in the shed.
Now that you mention it, that was one of my biggest worries. I see HFT has a 16' and a 20' version of this. Which did you install? I may have to rethink this. Good news is I have a week or two before I have to worry about bines. That's what I love about this site!!
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Plus if using PVC pipe it should be the grey electrical because it rated for use in high ultraviolet light. Plumbing PVC gets very brittle with high amounts of sunlight. This is my PVC trellis

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Mt. Hood and Sterling bines have broken ground now as well. Just waiting on Williamette to see all 5 types make it to that stage. Nugget has sprung 4-5 leaves already. These buggers really do grow quick once they get going, eh?!

Thanks ennis for the pix of your setup. Need to get going this weekend on how to correct mine. Sounds like it might rain so this should be muddy fun!

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