We transplanted the hops from the front yard to the south facing backyard back in March. My husband Nick had created a Hugelkulture trench type deal last year in anticipation of their move. Then realizing how happy they were in their new location, (i.e. getting pretty tall and in need of support) we got to planning/building the trellis.
My parents had a free Saturday and donated their time and pickup truck to haul our lumber home. We ended up going to home depot as I found a dusty, partially used gift card in our “junk drawer” (SCORE). The posts are 4x4x12 and cost $13.53 each, we bought four of them for two trellis’. We also ended up purchasing some eye screws $6.72, galvanized wire $6.25, and four bags of concrete $14.04. This project cost $81.13 and it makes me wish I had a coppicing or pollarding tree to harvest lumber from!
We have Fuggle, Glacier, Willamette, Cascade, and Nugget varietals racing up to the sky on their new support wires!