Wednesday, April 22, 2015
First Guyed Trellis Poles
We've used some guidelines we found on the University of Vermont web site for a lot of our design and concepts, with some insight drawn from the hops conference I went to in March and through networking with the other Virginia growers. So we chose 5/16" steel cable for much of the support, and the first step in the installation is to get these poles on the outside of the trellis matrix set with guy wires.
They had a great weather day for this work and managed to set all the anchors. It was something of a learning process for the cabling part, but with two down, we're on our way to getting the whole shebang strung!