Win a deck of Permaculture Playing Cards this week in the Permaculture forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • James Freyr
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
gardeners:
  • Dan Boone
  • Carla Burke
  • Kate Downham

Growing hops into a tree

 
Posts: 2
Location: Portland, OR
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello, In all the food forest diagrams you see vines up in trees. I have a 25'-35' Doug fir in my yard I was thinking about growing hops up into and was wondering if anyone has tried this? I guess my question is, will the hops harm the growth of the Doug fir at all?
Thanks!
 
pollinator
Posts: 1703
Location: Western Washington
22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I've got hops growing up something.


Seen here

Goldings at the base of a rhody

Cascades climbing something not dead

note the strategic placement
DSCN1443.JPG
[Thumbnail for DSCN1443.JPG]
DSCN1446.JPG
[Thumbnail for DSCN1446.JPG]
 
Posts: 14
Location: Colorado. San Juan Mountains. Zone 4b and Virginia. Clinch Mountain. Zone 7a..
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I was thinking about trying the same thing. My concerns were, ease of harvest and lack of sunlight. Although growing them on a low tree/shrub like a Rhody would certainly solve the ease of harvest problem.
 
Bring me the box labeled "thinking cap" ... and then read this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!