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Old 06-01-2009, 01:22 AM   #1
Jun 2009
Portland, Me
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Hi all,

I live in southern Maine and am growing a second year Fuggles rhizome that I recently split. Earlier this spring I moved the rhizome to a new spot with the hope that I would be able to assemble a better trellis in that area. Well a month or so later the hops are growing fast & strong but again, trellis issues I am considering relocating the plants to a hill far from any further issues related to "being in the way". First any suggestions on moving it and does anyone have a current setup on a hill or have any ideas on that subject?

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Old 06-01-2009, 01:54 AM   #2
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It would likely be best to wait until the plant has gone dormant for the winter to move it again.. Just my 2c, and probably of less value than that because I am still first year with my plants..
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:05 AM   #3
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NO, that's good advice JamieT. If you move the plant now it can cause root shock and it could die, or have it's growth severely curtailed.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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If the bines are over 4', moving a hop plant should only be on an emergency basis (like you have to leave the state under an assumed name).

My hops are on a slope, but it's only 20 percent or so.
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