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Old 03-14-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Tried doing some searching but couldn't find great answers.

My 2nd year hops are starting to sprout up out of my container on my 2nd floor apartment deck, and I just counted thirteen bines That seems like a lot, and it's way more than I want to take care of, but I am wondering what a good number of bines to have is, specifically for container-bound hops.

Any experience/answers?

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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I don't know about container growing, but for the first two years I've been running 4 bines per crown, on two strings ("vee'd") per crown. I expect to do the same this year...

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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Is that working well for you in regards to total harvest?

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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run 3-4 bines per plant up your twine. If your talking how many shoots on a second year plant will come up, depends on variety maybe 15-20 on average.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply!

I guess I thought shoots and bines were synonyms...? Care to enlighten me?

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply!

I guess I thought shoots and bines were synonyms...? Care to enlighten me?
Synonyms, correct.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #7
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Is that working well for you in regards to total harvest?
Obviously I don't have anything to compare with, but I do have a full sized fridge with freezer section that was stuffed with hops at the end of the season

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I guess I thought shoots and bines were synonyms...? Care to enlighten me?
You want to pick out your 3-4 best shoots to train (into "bines") and cut off the rest.

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:55 AM   #8
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haha that works for me!

 
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