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Old 06-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #11
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Last year my hops grew up my electrical mast. Unfortunately thats where most of the cones grew, so it was difficult to harvest. This year I'm going to trim them at the top of the trellis and see what happens. This is my third year. I tried to post a pic but I am not sure if I did it right.

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Old 06-08-2010, 05:18 PM   #12
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Let out the rope and coil up the bottom portion off the ground. Works for me, and the bines keep growing up, up, up...


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Old 06-08-2010, 05:24 PM   #13
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You're gonna have issues with that design if they keep growing. When they hit the top, they tend to send out horizontal runners, and they can go out 5-6 feet while being unsupported. I think you're going to have a giant mess because the buckets/trellises are all so close.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #15
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You're gonna have issues with that design if they keep growing. When they hit the top, they tend to send out horizontal runners, and they can go out 5-6 feet while being unsupported. I think you're going to have a giant mess because the buckets/trellises are all so close.
well I have some ideas as to what to do but as David42 pointed out they should stop growing at the end of the month. I have a BIG tree that is behind the plants and I can create a make shift canopy, I also got SWMBO's permission to put stakes in the back yard and create a canopy that way. I am just excited because my hops last year did absolutely nothing. It just figures that it is one extreme or the other with my hop farm.
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t just figures that it is one extreme or the other with my hop farm.
Are you allowed to call it a farm if you can pack it up into the trunk of a Honda Civic with 10 minutes notice?
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nice one, Randar. The portable hop farm. Need hops? Where are you? I'll be there in... 20.
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II just had this probably and just ran a second line about 8 feet night but attached to the same stake...then I trained the excess onto the other twine
Just checked this thread and came across this.... I might be drunk, but.....WHAT?

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