So I have purchased a couple of rhizomes and, being that I am over in China, I have instructed my mother-in-law (who likes to garden) and my best friend to grow them for me. We have come up with an seemingly easy, although not perfect trellis setup and I would like to some feedback on it.
We will (ok, they will) be attaching large eye hooks to the eve under the roof and running the twine that the vines will grow on, through the eye hook - the twine will be staked in the front and there will be 20 or so feet of extra twine on the "backside" of the eye hook, which wil be staked or cleated as well. Idea being, as the vines grow and start to reach the eye hook, they can release some of the extra twine and drop the vine - sorta like a conveyer belt so the hops bunch up near the bottom and the top of the vine will continue to have room to grow.
I know this is not ideal, but this is the first attempt at growing hops and we want to work with a semi-easily built trellis system.
Besides the growth issue drawbacks, are there any issues with using this type of setup? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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