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Old 07-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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My hop plants are outgrowing my trellis, even though this is their first season! While I'm very happy, I'm also unsure of what to do. The plants are starting to flower & I'm not sure if I should trim the tips or let them be. As you can see by the photo, only the middle seems to be an issue right now. There is about 2 feet of bine that has nowhere to go. Will it be ok to just leave it alone & let it dangle? Guidance please.

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Just leave it alone and let it dangle. Once flowering starts, upward growth slows to a stop. Next year, consider going all the way to the peak of your house, if possible. I have an eight foot bamboo pole extending from the top of our one-story and the hops reach the top without fail. I'll post a picture in the 2012 thread today to give you an idea to consider for next year.

Looks like you've had a successful first year of growing!

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'm going to make a few adjustments next season. Not sure if I could go to the peak, but its obvious that this Columbus is going to be nuts from now on, so I've got to figure something out. I was hoping someone would say leave it alone, so thanks.

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Old 07-21-2012, 01:16 AM   #4
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I'm in San macros too where did you get your rhizomes? I've been trying to find them but seems like I missed the sale by a couple of months. Any ideas, I'm interested in growing my own. Gyo I think I just invented a new abbreviation

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Old 07-21-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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I'm in San macros too where did you get your rhizomes? I've been trying to find them but seems like I missed the sale by a couple of months. Any ideas, I'm interested in growing my own. Gyo I think I just invented a new abbreviation
I ordered mine online & they were sent to my house, but I later learned that HydroBrew in Oceanside has them for sale. Not sure if mine are established enough to cut a chunk of root off, but if so, I'll spot you a clipping after I harvest.
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Oh awesome I'll have to check with hydrobrew I haven't been down there yet only the smokin beaver. Thanks for the info and I would definatly graciously except a starter from you only if you think your plant would handle the donation. Thanks Dustin

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I would not let it dangle since you do not know how long it could get in which it might bend and crease the bine from too much weight. I would somehow find a way to attach it to something. I have a first year Columbus that is already a foot over the top cable at 17' feet and I expect it to continue growing. I will attach it horizontally to keep it going as the hops will continue to form on the upper parts of the bine.

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