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Old 03-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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What is the best rope/twine to use when growing hops and most affordable. Other than coir. I need around 270' for my 25 rhizomes. I have my trellis set up and ready to go. Also what do you guys use to anchor these.

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Old 03-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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I use standard ol' twine I pickup from HD or Lowes that I loop through an eye hook on the eave of my house. I have also tried using a light nylon string with this for added strength but have found it unecessary. I attach the twine to the ground with a stake. It doesn't take much as when the bines take hold of the string they will keep things in place.

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I used cheapie kite string for my first year plants. I upgraded to some fairly thick hemp rope last year and it worked well - didn't stretch as much. I think I'll go with Twine this year as well.

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Yeah, twine doesn't stretch much and gives the bine plenty to grip onto

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Thanks, looks like im going with twine.

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thin jute twine is all i have ever used(and is biodegradeable), and for anchors just thin tent stakes. Never had a problem.

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+1 on jute--you can throw it in the compost pile when the season is over and find it in bulk spools at HD or Lowes I tend to double it up just as a precaution because it breaks down in wet environments, and falling bines are a bummer.

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