Looking around my house for somewhere decent to plant them was not promising. Hops need at least 6-8 hours of sun a day, so the south facing side of the home is ideal. The only place I could find was at the woods edge behind our house which is partly shady and gets around 4-5 hours a day. There were two trees relatively close to each other that could work well.
After reading a bit online about different ways to secure the hops, I came up with a pretty cheap solution to use some clothes line kits from an all purpose store like Walmart. The kind I bought had a small steel braided cable with green plastic casing and few pieces of hardware for the end pieces. Since I bought a few packs, I had enough parts to run a cable from tree to tree and four more that hang down for each plant. [Read More]