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Old 06-22-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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The wind during a recent storm cracked one of my bigger cascade bines near the ground. It is cracked parallel with the bine so that the bine still grows. What should I do? It appears as though I may lose that bine soon.

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Old 06-22-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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You could try a band aid. Might at least work to keep it from further splitting.

 
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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duct tape might work to hold it together.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:48 AM   #4
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As silly as it sounds, it would probably work.

 
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As silly as it sounds, it would probably work.
I know. I had a hard time typing that, but it might work.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #6
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I had a bine crack in may and I just made a splint with a twig and some duct tape... Sounds ghetto but it worked. The bine is currently about 22 or 23 feet long and its going strong.

 
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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Mr Miyagi used medical wrap to nurse his bonsai tree back to health....remember?

You could also put a sweater on it so it doesn't catch a cold in its vulnerable state.

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Old 06-25-2010, 03:38 AM   #8
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That's awesome. So funny even my wife laughed.

 
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:38 AM   #9
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When something bends over a plant I love I do this...

Depending on the size of the stalk, in this case a bine, cut a 6-12" piece of tubing {drinking straw, clear tubing, etc} cut it longways, remove any leaves around the damage and slid it over a heathy section down onto the damaged area. This will support it and after a monthe or so a big knot {Scar} will develope and it wil be ok.

It will all be ok.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:34 PM   #10
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They're actually pretty resilient. I've crack bines (even this year - 2yr old) across the axis (the short way) in organizing growth, stringing lines, etc., and i feared the whole bine would cash it in. As long as i put it back together reasonably well and reinforced the bine, it kept living and produced fairly well. Surprises me to this day.
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