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Old 02-06-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
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I've seen most of the trellises go all the way to 20'. I'm wondering if I can do something a bit different. Have a couple 10' poles connected w/ twine of say 10 feet or so, and give myself plenty of room? I.e. do the hops NEED to grow up? Or can they grow laterally along a string once up to about 10'?

I probably COULD go all 20' up but my neighbors may not be so happy to see the huge trellis in my back yard. I have a big yard, but would rather not tick off my neighbors


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this was my take on a lateral trellis



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Very nice!
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ahh very cool, I think I may steal that Idea

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thanks, I put pipes beneath the brick and gravel and had them come up into the boxes, so each box has a faucet which has a soaker hose. I have pictures showing the irrigation but my other computer is screwed.



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thanks, I put pipes beneath the brick and gravel and had them come up into the boxes, so each box has a faucet which has a soaker hose. I have pictures showing the irrigation but my other computer is screwed.



What's your spacing on the rhizomes? 2 per side?
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two per side, four boxes, four varieties. four foot by eight foot box. rhizomes spaced maybe three feet on the sides
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two per side, four boxes, four varieties. four foot by eight foot box. rhizomes spaced maybe three feet on the sides
Very nice, clean design. I just ordered 8 rhizomes. 4 Willamette and 4 Glacier. I have lots of room but like the box idea.


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