As the hop season is drawing to a close, I am starting to think about next season. I haven't grown hops before, but feel I have a good place to plant the rhizomes.
The area that I am thinking is an area that is about 2 metres wide at the back of a tennis court. The tennis court fence is quite high and at each end of the fence it has light poles that are probably about 8-10 metres high.
I was thinking I could run a cable from one tennis court light to the other and run some reinforcing cables so that they don't bend and cause the cable to sag under the weight of the hop vines.
My concern is that I am worried about the cyclone fence that runs along and worried about the vines getting caught up in that, etc. It is not a huge issue, but just wondering if this is something I should avoid.
An option is to run some L brackets out from the top of the poles to get the overhead wire away from the cyclone fence.
My questions are these:
-Do you see any major issues with the above?
-Is it worth designing so that each hop vine can be let down one at a time, due to finishing at different times / different season lengths?
-Should I consider running other lines besides just straight up and down?
Thanks in advance for any advice you guys can give.