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Old 04-23-2010, 04:31 PM   #11
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Yep. That's exactly what I'm talking about.
okay great. yeah leave those be.

Depending on varietal the sidearms grow from 10 to 40 inches and are a vital part of the plant structure for cones.

It will bush out some and has the potential to become a entangled mess but, since you read and followed all the advices for plant spacing it won;t create an issue of the sidearms entangling themselves on a different varietal thus making cone distinction impossible.

You DID space different plants at least 7 foot apart, didn't you?
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I am growing in half wine barrels, and they have ample space between them. Thanks for all your help.

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Also cones can develop on the bine, at the intersections of the bines and leaf clusters, as well as on the sidearms. Depends on the type. But the majority of the cones develop on the sidearms near the top of the bine.

If you are in a damp area, you can trim off the lowest (about 2') leaves and sidearms once the bine hits 6' to reduce the chance of mildew forming.

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