Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Hops Growing > advice needed please
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
lowlife
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 692
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default 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.

__________________
lowlife is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
blackwaterbrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: virginia beach
Posts: 736
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
it's not the blood you've spilled that gets you what you want, its the blood you share. friends, family, community: these are the most valuable things a man can have.

Primary-
Lagering-
Primary-
secondary-
secondary-
on tap- lemongrass kolsch
on tap- stout
on tap- small mead
bottle-sweet mead
bottle-
blackwaterbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2009, 10:05 PM   #3
buzzkill
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Green Country Oklahoma
Posts: 987
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

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

__________________
buzzkill is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2009, 10:07 PM   #4
boo boo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
Posts: 4,171
Liked 30 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

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

__________________

How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

boo boo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #5
Zulu
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 87
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts

Default

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

__________________

Our Hops Farm Blog
http://zenzele-brewery.blogspot.com/

Zulu is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2009, 04:33 PM   #6
lowlife
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 692
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

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

__________________
lowlife is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2009, 04:50 PM   #7
Zulu
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 87
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts

Default

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

__________________

Our Hops Farm Blog
http://zenzele-brewery.blogspot.com/

Zulu is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2009, 05:01 PM   #8
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,150
Liked 545 Times on 416 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

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.

__________________
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-03-2009, 05:21 PM   #9
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,656
Liked 138 Times on 131 Posts

Default

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

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-04-2009, 01:55 AM   #10
Scotty_g
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Scotty_g's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: De Pere, WI
Posts: 347
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

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.

__________________

Natural 20 Brewery

Yes, that *is* beer. Water, malt, hops, and yeast mean it's beer. Go ahead and try a glass...

Scotty_g is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed for APA Bosium All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 09-09-2009 07:25 PM
Advice Needed swampdog General Techniques 9 06-24-2007 04:09 AM
Advice needed Sully_PA Bottling/Kegging 2 11-06-2006 01:28 AM
Advice Needed swampdog All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 05-02-2005 10:28 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS