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Old 06-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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I have 2 kinds of hops growing up a metal chicken wire type trellace right now and realized I needed something higher than 6 ft for them to grow on. I put some cement in a bucket and have 2 sections of galvanized 5 ft poles connected for a 10 ft pole. I do not have hop twine, but I bought some synthetic twine that can be used for camping to have it extend from the top of the pol to the ground. is there any reason why I need actual hop twine or will this synthetic twine work?

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Old 06-17-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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if it dosen't leech out dyes youll be fine.

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Old 06-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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i userd some cheap sisal rope. works great
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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No, anything else will ruin the flavor of your hops. Youd harvest them and send them to me for proper disposal...

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Old 06-18-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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The hops might have trouble gripping the synthetic. I suspect if it worked, the commercial growers would use it and they don't.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:53 PM   #6
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Rough "Jute twine" from Home Depot. About $2.00 for a 200 foot ball. Your hops should grow about 20 feet high. I have my main bed growing up jute twine. Another bed grows on welded wire and yet another is growing on a chain link fence. When they get to the top they start growing with each other and form a nice big clump.


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