Sunday, June 29, 2014

I changed the hops trellis for easier harvest

Last year I used stainless steel cable for the vines to climb.  My thinking was that they would last forever out in the elements.  What I didn't anticipate was how long it would take to pull the vines off at harvest.

This year I strung up some cotton clothes line.  At the end of the season I will just cut it down and throw it away, then replace next year.
Update 8/26:  The cotton lines worked great.  The vines climbed easily, they held strong and when harvest time came I had them all down and onto the patio in about 10 minutes.  I just cut the lines and hacked the vines at the top with a machete.  

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