I made a hopyard

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  1. Wood House Hall

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    This weekend I made a hopyard. It has four 20' poles with 16' above grade. I used 1/8" galvanized and coated cabling for the top run and guy wires. I'll be streaming 1/4" twine down for the bines to train on. I'll be planting 6 hop plants this spring - 2 between each set of poles offset on either side.

    This was a frumpy flower bed that the previous owners of the home let go - it was filled with hostas which I dug out this weekend before setting up the hoppoles. I think it turned out well.

    I'll be planting:
    • 2 Cascades
    • 1 Centennial
    • 1 Brewers Gold (US)
    • 1 Chinook
    • 1 Magnum (US)

    Planting will be around May time frame with harvest mid- August.
     

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    Outstanding work wood house I know who I'll be hitting up of info when and if I ever get round to having a crack at this! Gee you've done your research eh? Looks pro. Good hop selection too. How long roughly do you think till your first harvest ?
     
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    I'll be planting in May and harvesting mid-August this year...so rougly 6/7 months from now. I chose the hops that work best in my climate and are versatile enough to work in lots of different styles.

    Thanks Trialben. I'll let you know how it goes. My only issue now is that I need a taller ladder to reach the top!
     
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    It does look very professional hope your harvests are bountiful.
     
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    I thought you had that wire on a pully so you could draw it back down like a flag pole not sure if this would work?
     
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    I can drop it down, Trialben, I was just joking!
     
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