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Bigfish713

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I am going to plat 7 - 10 plants this year strung between 2 aprox 20 tall treated 4x4 cemented into the ground aprox 3 feet or so will the 2 be strong enough or will I need more was going to rig a pulley system on both ends to harvest hops will this work never done this before so any input would be great.
 

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I think that the 4x4 will be strong enough to hold them up without any problems. You may still want to consider putting in a pulley system at the top of the posts for easier harvests though. Also, pullies help with rigs that aren't as tall as yours. You can let the vine reach the top of the post and then use the pulley to lower that vine down to allow more growth upwards. The vine that came from the top can simply go along the ground and will still produce flowers when ready.
 
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Thanks for the info on 4x4 and also the grammar lesson.
 

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+1 on the pulley idea... I did this and it worked well. The cable is a plastic coated wire rope (clothesline) you can get at any Home Depot. I got the pulleys there also.. here's photos of the line up, and at harvest:



see how easy it it for picking....

 
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