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Old 04-11-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default NOW I find this subforum...lol

I've been gathering bits of info via Google and not once knew this site had a subforum just for growing hops.

Just finished my support structure and planted 4 hops today. 2 chinook and 2 cascade. I'm in eastern NC. Hope they work out ok. I noticed some hairy like mold on one of them prior to planting.

Had some fence post lying around and I needed it to be cheap so this cost me less than 20 bucks for the hardware and concrete. Just had to weld a little bit and drill some holes.



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Old 04-11-2011, 12:45 AM   #2
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Looks good. 2 questions though. How tall is that pole? Is it easy to get down?

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Old 04-11-2011, 12:56 AM   #3
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It's 20' tall. And it wasn't too bad. There are 3 sections. The bottom, is the widest and is about 8' tall. The middle section is about 8' too. It's o.d. is slightly smaller, and it fits down inside the bottom. The top portion is even smaller and fits inside the middle section. The way I had to put it up was to leave the top and middle section extended(secured by a 1/2" bolt that slides through both poles), and walk it to upright. Then, standing on the tailgate of a truck, lift the whole thing up about 18" to fit over a pole I had cemented in the ground(same size o.d. as the middle pole). I then simply extended the top/middle poles out of the bottom pole and had my g/f stick the bolt through once I lined the holes up. Make sense?

I'll just reverse the assembly when it comes time to harvest. I hope it goes that easy.

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If its not to late might i sugest some pulleys and longer rope? I mean why work hard when you dont have to.

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Yeah, it's too late, lol. Once I was done, I said "that's it for this year". What would longer rope provide me? I've already planted the rhizomes btw.

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Longer rope goes with the pulleys. so all you have to do at harves is lower the rope and bines come down. I just implemented that this year and am loving it so far. Of course i just tied 29 ropes 2day no ladder needed just lowered the cable down measuerd and tied all looks good.

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I will be using the pulley method as well but mine will be running up the side of the house. I agree, why work harder if you don't have to.

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Once that has hops hanging from it, the assembly may be too heavy to handle. That just means you would have to cut them down.

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My concern is the lack of guy wires. The guy that started me growing showed me how his metal bar trellis snapped in a heavy wind and smashed the front window of his car. Beyond that I wish I had 20 feet for my hops to grow.

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In wind, the pole itself is pretty aerodynamic being round and all. It's pretty darn solid and hopefully I didn't overestimate its strength. IF it does fall, at least it won't hit anything worthwhile.

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