ruf1 wrote:Winger wrote:Sorry to hear of your loss. I too have lost some plants to the weather. A Hallertau bine has been broken off at ground level by the wind. There are still lots of new shoots coming up so I haven't lost any plants. No serious insect problems here this year yet. All my surviving bines have reached the 20 ft cable on top and are doing well.
The wind really pisses me off! causes a lot of problems, last August most of strings broke when we had the wild wind storm, the place looked like a war zone afterwards, took weeks for the whole area to clean up without power on top of it.
Good luck winger...............
What sort of string do you use? I used jute 2yrs ago, which sucked, but last year I bought a roll of the white cotton/polyester clothesline rope, about 1/4" diameter. Has enough fibers that the bines like to stick to it, and has enough stretch in it to soak up the wind. And won't shear itself off like the juke twine does.