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lowlife 05-02-2009 09:00 PM

advice needed please
I started two new rhimozes inside then moved them outside. The sun burned the ends off of both of all of the bines for these two rhizomes. no new bines have started but side shoots are coming out every place a leaf was. Should I cut the whole bine off and hope that new bines grow? They only have a couple of inches that arent dead.

blackwaterbrewer 05-02-2009 09:04 PM

i would cut back all but one shoot per dead bine and start over. i bet in a few days you'll get some new bines coming up, though.

buzzkill 05-02-2009 09:05 PM

let them do what they do,when they get waist high you can decide if you want to cut some back.

boo boo 05-02-2009 09:07 PM

Let the root establish itself before trying to cut it back. I would let it all go for this year.

Zulu 05-03-2009 03:16 PM

Let them be, side shoots are good though as that is where you will see cones eventually.

lowlife 05-03-2009 03:33 PM

my concern is that one plant will only be 4 inches tall and the other about a foot. Maybe some new bines will grow....

Zulu 05-03-2009 03:50 PM

As the root system can handle more growth , new shoots will come out.

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible 05-03-2009 04:01 PM

While it's not the case for everyone, I didn't get anything worth harvesting in my first year anyway.....So for me at least, as it turned out the first year was all about growing a good root system. So I wouldn't worry too much for this first year.

david_42 05-03-2009 04:21 PM

I'd expect new bines to start once the roots get established. Cutting off the first bines on new plants is a bad idea.

Scotty_g 05-04-2009 12:55 AM

Let 'em all grow. Last year I got one or two good bines each off of my three rhizomes and some short, crummy ones. This year, I got about 20 shoots off my Cascade and about 10 on the others--so more greenery is the priority.

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