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Old 05-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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I think i'm going with some 10' conduit for the first year.... just so the wife isn't surprised with 20' of poles in our yard!!!

 
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #12
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I think i'm going with some 10' conduit for the first year.... just so the wife isn't surprised with 20' of poles in our yard!!!
My wife already said if she sees 20' poles or lines attached the house she is going to use weed killer on the hops.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:48 AM   #13
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I think somewhere on this forum there is a guy growing them on a chain link fence. I've seen other photos of them angling to a shed roof. Tall is ideal, other stuff works. I plan to keep mine to about 8'.

 
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #14
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Well, I might not be the guy you are referring to, but I grow mine on a fence. Each plant (or region since they've spread) has a bamboo pole to train them straight up and then over to the fence. This way I can trim off the lower leaves to allow weeding and pruning excessive new shoots.
They've already hit the top of the 6ft fence and when 2 or 3 bines wind around each other they can support themselves in free air for about another 3ft.
They might not produce as good as a single tall growth, but it's free and (almost) zero chance of falling over.

 
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:19 PM   #15
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Well, I might not be the guy you are referring to, but I grow mine on a fence. Each plant (or region since they've spread) has a bamboo pole to train them straight up and then over to the fence. This way I can trim off the lower leaves to allow weeding and pruning excessive new shoots.
They've already hit the top of the 6ft fence and when 2 or 3 bines wind around each other they can support themselves in free air for about another 3ft.
They might not produce as good as a single tall growth, but it's free and (almost) zero chance of falling over.
Do you by chance have a picture?

Not all of my rhizomes are sprouting. How long cannot take before I know some may have died?
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #16
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I can snap a couple of pictures this weekend. I took some with my phone a few weeks back when they first sprouted but they weren't that great.

 
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #17
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I can snap a couple of pictures this weekend. I took some with my phone a few weeks back when they first sprouted but they weren't that great.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #18
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Unfortunately they all apparently reached maximum unsupported height on Friday and drooped, but here are some pictures over the weekend.


https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwsJ...it?usp=sharing


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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwsJ...it?usp=sharing

 
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #19
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My wife already said if she sees 20' poles or lines attached the house she is going to use weed killer on the hops.
Build a nice looking trellis.

No woman can refuse a beautiful trellis.

 
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #20
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Build a nice looking trellis.

No woman can refuse a beautiful trellis.
That's what I am thinking. Here is one I built last year!

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