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Billybrewer09 06-19-2012 08:15 PM

side arms?
 
This is my first year growing hops and now i have a few questions.
I have 5 lines with 2 bines growing on each. One bine is about 9 foot and the growth head.has turned into a bur, and i have several side arms that are about 6 inches long. Do i train them up the line when they get long enough or do i just let them go?

day_trippr 06-20-2012 12:56 PM

Like pretty much any plant, it will send growth outwards to maximize the amount of sun it can obtain. So I typically train the longer side-arms if they're encroaching on a neighboring bine, but otherwise I let them find their own piece of sunlight...

Cheers!

Billybrewer09 06-21-2012 02:07 AM

Thanks for the reply day_trippr. I guess I'll just let them do their own thing.


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