Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-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 > Ran out of space.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
Rys06Tbss
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rys06Tbss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Yorkville, Illinois
Posts: 378
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default Ran out of space.

Like an idiot I thought 10ft would be long enough for my cascade plant. Well it finally ran out of space yesterday. Will these grow downward now? I can run them up any further

__________________

My blog. All things Ryan

DeathBase Brewery

Rys06Tbss is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
Chromebrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 148
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

you can train the bines back downward but its not something they will do on their own. Im also not sure once you train them down if the will keep growing that bine or start a new side growth to go vertical, maybe someone else can speak to that.

__________________
Chromebrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
GVH_Dan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GVH_Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: McFarland (Madison), WI
Posts: 921
Liked 160 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Three choices, build higher, snip or leave them alone.

If you can build more, put something for them to grow up another 6 feet or so. you'll get more hops.

You could snip off the tip of the main bine. This will cause more side arms to grow, but most liklely one will try to become the dominate bine and continue the growth up. So there is a chance you will be hurting yourself because its putting its energy into the upward growth instead of making cones.

You could ignore it. It will realize it can't go up any further, stop growing and worry about making cones. Of course this is the easiest.

__________________
GVH_Dan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
Rys06Tbss
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Rys06Tbss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Yorkville, Illinois
Posts: 378
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

So just let it go then. I can't go up any higher, my next spot to go up higher is over 20 ft. I don't have a ladder this high nor do I have the courage to climb a ladder that high if I even had said ladder

__________________

My blog. All things Ryan

DeathBase Brewery

Rys06Tbss is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #5
idigg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Allis, WI
Posts: 397
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts

Default

Cut the line at the top, let what has grown sit near the ground and affix a new line and string it to grow back up? I'm in the same situation.

__________________
idigg is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #6
GVH_Dan
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GVH_Dan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: McFarland (Madison), WI
Posts: 921
Liked 160 Times on 114 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

I've tried that with hops in a pot. I let it grow up 6 feet, then drop the line down...repeat so the bine could grow 18 feet. I haven't seen any major difference but its in a pot so it has many things going against it.

__________________
GVH_Dan is offline
rpm2nite Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cider head space vs. Beer head space Zippox General Techniques 12 12-04-2012 12:59 AM
My Space ... YoungJames Wine Making Forum 2 04-28-2012 05:16 PM
Boil Kettle Dead Space & Mash Tun Dead Space jvcjbl Equipment/Sanitation 8 08-22-2011 01:35 PM
out of space.what do i do? amishland Equipment/Sanitation 3 02-13-2008 03:30 PM
Space PhoenixCoyote Cider Forum 2 06-11-2006 03:15 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS