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Old 09-10-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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If you want some strong rhizomes for expanding you hop yard next year, this is the time to prepare. Rather than cutting your bines down, lower them and bury the first 3-4 feet a few inches down. In the Spring you'll be able to cut the buried bine into rhizomes.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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a.k.a. "Layering".

 
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:51 PM   #3
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Do you cut the rest of the bine off after that first 3-4'? Or do you leave that exposed to continue to take in sunlight?
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Leave the rest until it dies.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:57 PM   #5
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Leave the rest until it dies.
man, I need room to do this, it is a bit cramped but I will find a way

 
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:53 PM   #6
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I also wish I had more room. I would like to plant three more varieties.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:20 PM   #7
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thanks for the reminder, I am harvesting right now. I was just about to go hack it all down!

 
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