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Old 07-02-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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My hops plants look more bushy than viney? Should I be cutting them back or is it normal for them to be bushy?

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Old 07-02-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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My hops plants look more bushy than viney? Should I be cutting them back or is it normal for them to be bushy?
Mine have multiple bines going from the ground, but they are still distinctly bines and not bushy. Can you post a picture so we can see? Are they going up the trellis at all?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:40 AM   #3
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are you cutting all the bines back? You should be leaving about 3 to grow. I asked a similar question about a year ago and the answer i got was that if you keep cutting them short they will bush out but will never produce much if any hop cones. I say let them grow.

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Here's a photo of my hops. As you can see they are looking really bushy and nothing like the pics I've seen of them spiraling up strings to almost 18 feet? What am I doing wrong?

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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You gotta look a little harder. There's a little hop growing up the lattice in the very bottom right corner.

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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You gotta look a little harder. There's a little hop growing up the lattice in the very bottom right corner.
Wait? What?! So what are these bushes? They are growing exactly where I planted the rhizomes.
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Hahaha! We pose as hop growing professionals. You'll have to take your question to the misc. forum, anything goes there. (Had any of them Hopsdrops yet?)

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Wait? What?! So what are these bushes? They are growing exactly where I planted the rhizomes.
I don't recognize the bushes (I'm not gardener) but they aren't hops. There IS a hops plant coming up in the corner, as mentioned!
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Hahaha! We pose as hop growing professionals. You'll have to take your question to the misc. forum, anything goes there. (Had any of them Hopsdrops yet?)
Well. I'll know soon enough if my hops are indeed going to rock some cones. I guess I don't have big expectations this season anyways.

No HopsDrops for me yet, but they were invented here in Lakewood, OH so maybe if I see them I'll grab them up. They are more fruity than I expected originally when hearing about them so didn't rush out looking for them.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:49 PM   #10
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Well its normal to be bushy when you are not a hop plant but some kind of weed.

You do have one hop bine growing on the fence.

Kill that weed, but look carefully before pulling it, as hop bines could intertwine inside other plants... The pic is not clear enough to tell..

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